[Icecast] Icecast2 and SSL certificate renewal
phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Tue Mar 15 09:50:27 UTC 2022
On Sat, 2022-03-12 at 17:57 +1000, Damian wrote:
> Hi Philipp,
> Thanks for your reply. For now I will continue with 2.4.4 and just do
> things manually, with an eye to using a more automated process when I
> move over to version 2.5.
> I realise that it is generally not recommended, but can you tell me
> whether you think version 2.5 is generally stable enough to use for
> production at this stage?
now after our beta release I can finally answer you. ;)
Generally speaking 2.5 is mostly stable. However it does not have the
millions of hours of testing in tens of thousands of systems as 2.4. So
I would recommend to have a look at it. It should work just fine for
the majority of all users.
> Also, is it recommended that we also follow the LinkedIn page at
> https://www.linkedin.com/company/loewenfelsen/ for important info
> about Icecast development?
No and yes.
Let me explain this a bit:
Icecast is developed by the Icecast Team, as part of the Xiph.Org
Foundation. Which for all important news uses the website and this
mailing list. And this is how it will stay.
However Löwenfelsen provides business support for the Foundation's
software, most prominently Icecast. This is something the Foundation
can hardly provide given it's community centric organisation.
So at the page above you'll find *additional* stuff that Löwenfelsen
provides. E.g. the presentations¹. But this is additional content;
there is nothing taken away from the Icecast Project, just more stuff
added at another place with a slightly different target audience.
Hope that clarifies things a bit. I'm sure it is a bit of confusing,
also considering that I sometimes act in my role as (Icecast) developer
at the Foundation, and sometimes as co-worker of Löwenfelsen.
With best regards,
> > On 11 Mar 2022, at 6:55 pm, Philipp Schafft <
> > phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net> wrote:
> > Good Morning,
> > On Fri, 2022-03-11 at 14:05 +1300, Ross Levis wrote:
> > > Is there any method to do that on Windows?
> > There is a reload link on the admin web interface on 2.5.x.
> > It points to /admin/reloadconfig.xsl; if you want to do it
> > programmatically you can just call /admin/reloadconfig with admin
> > credentials.
> > Reloading via API is not yet supported by 2.4.4.
> > With best regards,
> > > From: Icecast [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
> > > Alejandro Ferrari
> > > Sent: Friday, 11 March 2022 12:54 pm
> > > To: Icecast streaming server user discussions
> > > Subject: Re: [Icecast] Icecast2 and SSL certificate renewal
> > >
> > > Hi Damian,
> > >
> > > Kill -HUP $PID
> > >
> > > That will reload the config without stop the streams.
> > >
> > > El jue, 10 mar 2022 a la(s) 18:57, Damian (db76 at riseup.net)
> > > escribió:
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > I have a question about current best-practice for renewing SSL
> > > > certificates for Icecast.
> > > > I am looking into automating the renewal process for my SSL
> > > > certificate using Let’s Encrypt.
> > > > However, it’s my understanding that the Icecast server would
> > > > need
> > > > to be restarted each time the automatic process takes place
> > > > (every
> > > > 3 months) which I think would be disruptive to running a
> > > > continuous
> > > > streaming service.
> > > > All the listeners would be kicked off the streams.
> > > >
> > > > I’d like to know if anyone knows of a better solution or if
> > > > this is
> > > > just an unavoidable problem in terms of running streams via
> > > > HTTPS.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any help
> > > >
¹ Next one this Friday.
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