[Icecast] Config and other areas of struggle

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 22:03:15 UTC 2016

On 22 Jul 2016, at 23:12, Alan Bowness wrote:

> I use a few raspberry pi’s and leave the icecast settings as 
> localhost, and run darkice on the same Pi, I have let the router know 
> to pass requests to port 8000 to the IP of the Pi.
> Using your external IP is not right, if your server is say 
> thats the port forward, just be sure that the ports you 
> use are in the router too, udp/tcp I use both myself watch for typos.
The hostname should be set to the external hostname of the server, NOT 
the internal IP (like 192.168.x.x) unless you only use Icecast in your 
private network and do not want to use it from the internet.

> I think you are looking into it too far, its basic really, sometimes I 
> find rebooting the router (depends on type) will open the ports after 
> a config change within the router, find its system settings in router, 
> and use the reboot option if you can find it, else a cold boot – 
> switch it off for 30sec.
> Regards
> From: Damien Sykes-Lindley
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 9:54 PM
> To: Icecast streaming server user discussions
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Config and other areas of struggle
> Hi Alan,
> In actual fact, I’m having to test everything (server, streamer and 
> player) on the same machine, which is configured in my router to be 
> the server. I have opened the port specified in my config and the port 
> after it and I have set it to allow both TCP and UDP, as I didn’t 
> know which it used.
> I have also tried setting the hostname to my external IP address 
> rather than a domain, and have even tried linking the port to a bound 
> address, nothing. In fact if I specify a bind-address it actually 
> comes up with an error when starting the server itself.
> Cheers.
> Damien.
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