[Icecast] Having icecast SSL connection problem

Zernick, John John.Zernick at ideastream.org
Fri Sep 22 16:50:50 UTC 2017

I have been trying to get icecast 2.4.2 to stream with ssl to https. But so far I have had no luck.

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and the regular stream is working properly over port 80. I want to stream securely over port 443. I need to use 443 because of network rules here. I can view the Icecast2 Status pages and listen to a stream, but once I add https:// I get 'Secure Connection Failed' on Firefox and 'This site can’t be reached' from Chrome. Both can view and stream non-ssl content.

I have tried both a Digicert and a self-signed cert. I have followed the pem rules from Digicert. I have set the permissions to the user Icecast2 from the group Icecast. I have read almost everything on this and I have tried Walter York's instructions to pre-install a number of packages that icecast needs to successfully enable ssl. I have placed the cert files in the same directory as the icecast.xml file. Here are the details regarding the ssl portions of the XML config file.

    <!-- You may have multiple <listener> elements -->
        <!-- <shoutcast-mount>/stream</shoutcast-mount> -->


        <!-- The certificate file needs to contain both public and private part.
             Both should be PEM encoded. -->

So, there you have it. The only anomaly with the set up was that when the VMWare instance of the site started it was running dhcp and I struggled to wrestle control away from it. And I was never able to get eth0 to work so I used same interface name that dhcp used 'ens160'.

Any and all suggestions, recommendation, ideas, and solutions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,  --John

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