[Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running

Lance lance at mnetradio.com
Wed Oct 21 18:37:11 UTC 2015

Thanks Phillip...I did manage to finally edit the config file...had to run
as admin...should have known that!
Im not the most apt computer guy 

-----Original Message-----
From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of Philipp Schafft
Sent: October-21-15 9:51 PM
To: Icecast streaming server user discussions
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running

Good morning,

On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 10:02 -0700, M M wrote:
> I believe many Windows devs would just monitor the filesystem for 
> changes to the config file, and then re-read it when it has changed.

I was told that I implemented config reload via the web interface for that
reason[0]. Seems I forgot about it. I'm sorry for that.
You can find it as a button in the 'Global server stats' section in the
admin area[1].

Have fun!

[0] to support it on windows. However it seems to be a nice feature anyway
and is non-windows specific.
[1] That is in 2.5.x. See #2018.

> From: lion at lion.leolix.org
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:23:30 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Edit icecast.xml while server running
> Good morning,
> On Mon, 2015-10-12 at 07:16 -0700, Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 wrote:
> > When running Icecast server on a Windows machine, I find that I can 
> > edit icecast.xml while Icecast is running, but must stop and restart 
> > Icecast for the changes to be recognized. At least right away, anway.
> > It's possible that Icecast will eventually get around to accepting 
> > the changes later in the day but I haven't waited to find out.
> Icecast2 will not magically re-read it. To do so you need to send a 
> SIGHUP. As windows does not have real, working signals there is no way 
> to let it re-read it with the current official version.
> But I need to recommend against running Icecast2 (or any other server
> software) on windows anyway.

 (Rah of PH2)

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