[Icecast] Configure Ubuntu Server 16.04 for icecast2

Abdelkader BKF akaderb at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 11:03:28 UTC 2018

Thank you so much for your reply,
I've a dedicated server in OVH, where I have done speed test for the server

*bkf at xxxxx ~> speedtest-cli Retrieving speedtest.net <http://speedtest.net>
configuration...Retrieving speedtest.net <http://speedtest.net> server
list...Testing from OVH SAS (x.x.x.x)...Selecting best server based on
latency...Hosted by fdcservers.net <http://fdcservers.net> (Paris) [1.88
km]: 6.488 msTesting download
speed........................................Download: 900.46 Mbit/sTesting
upload speed..................................................Upload:
282.95 Mbit/s*

Is it enough for up 5k listeners ? Could you please give me best Providers
for streaming ?


On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:53 AM Robert Jeffares <jeffares.robert at gmail.com>

> Hi BKF,
> you can configure icecast to serve thousands of listeners but it's not
> going to happen on anything less then an industrial strength internet
> connection.
> If you have ADSL you can probably handle 5 listeners maybe 10 on an
> average service.
> If you have VDSL increase that to 15 maybe.
> If you have fibre it might do 25.
> It all depends on the service provided by your ISP and the condition of
> the cabling between the local switch and your location.
> They control how much data you can send and recieve even on " unlomited "
> Then it depends  on the modem router, and your in house network, although
> these are less likely problem areas.
> If you want 5000 listeners you have to send audio to a Streaming Service
> Provider who has a BIG internet upload capability which costs money.
> There are some that charge rather low rates for 200-1000 connections
> because they know that while you pay for capability very few stations have
> more then one or two listeners on line at any time.
> I support one that has up to 200 listeners and we may be at 40 or so
> except when there is some critical news breaking which takes us over the
> 100.
> We have a feed for an app and a feed for tunein and a feed for the
> website. The app has the highest usage
> On 21/10/18 12:17 AM, Abdelkader BKF wrote:
> Hi all,
> First of all, thank you for supporting us.
> I've installed Libretime (https://github.com/LibreTime/libretime) which
> user Icecast2 on Ubuntu Server 16.04.
> I've also developed a mobile application to listen to stream
> myhost:8000/mount.
> My problem is when the number of listeners increases up 500 (On live
> streaming with butt), the application blockes, and I hardly get info from
> myhost:8000/status-json.xsl.
> My question is : How shoud I configure my Ubuntu / Icecast / Liquidsoup to
> allow more than 5000 listeners to listen music without any issue.
> Thanks.
> Regards.
> BKF-Dev
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