[Icecast] Newbie Questions

David Saunders abitar.com at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 16:46:47 UTC 2017


Hey,

   Welcome to the world of servers. : Once you get it all setup it should
not be allot of work for you. It runs with very low maintenance.

  Most the Linux I seen do already rotate the logs.  You just have to
sometimes tell the programs where your icecast logs are to be rotated.

David.

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 3:33 PM, Will R <willr at rice.edu> wrote:

> [Will R] Appears to be Redhat.
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> Will R
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> 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?
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> What is a PID?
>
> (Yes, I am a newbie!)
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> Will R
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> From: Jake <jake at jakebriggs.com>
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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
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> 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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