[Icecast] Newbie Questions

Will R willr at rice.edu
Wed Aug 9 19:33:27 UTC 2017


[Will R] Appears to be Redhat. 

Will R
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Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:46:01 -0500
From: "Will Robedee" <WillR at rice.edu>
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Subject: [Icecast] Newbie Questions
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I inherited an icecast server at a radio station.  I am not a linux/unix person.  I am able to use putty and winscp to gain access.  I can use sudo -s -H to gain root level access (dangerous, I know), but I do not know the OS (or even which OS variant). 
 
First question, how do I determine what OS is being used?
 
Next question, I want to use logrotate.d to rotate (and archive) logs on a monthly basis.  How is that done? 
 
What is a PID?
 
(Yes, I am a newbie!)
 
Will R
 
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Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +1200
From: Jake <jake at jakebriggs.com>
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Subject: Re: [Icecast] Newbie Question
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Well first I guess Google :P 

Run 'uname -a' and that might give you a hint if the kernel isn't custom.

Also you could try the following:

'cat /etc/*version'
'cat /etc/debian_version'
'lsb_release -a:
'cat /etc/redhat-release'
'cat /etc/fedora-release'

If none of those commands help, then it might be something more exotic - but let's try the easy ones first.

A PID is a process id - every process has one, and they are assigned depending on when they run.

The logrotate question might be better answered once you know the version of linux that's running.

Jake



On 9 August 2017 3:46:01 PM NZST, Will Robedee <WillR at rice.edu> wrote:
>I inherited an icecast server at a radio station.  I am not a 
>linux/unix person.  I am able to use putty and winscp to gain access.  
>I can use sudo -s -H to gain root level access (dangerous, I know), but 
>I do not know the OS (or even which OS variant).
> 
>First question, how do I determine what OS is being used?
> 
>Next question, I want to use logrotate.d to rotate (and archive) logs 
>on a monthly basis.  How is that done?
> 
>What is a PID?
> 
>(Yes, I am a newbie!)
> 
>Will R
> 
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