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Anyone good with Icecast for Win32?


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Serrik

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I have a few problems with Icecast and was wondering if anyone could help?



I seem to have the basics running as well as authorization working with password and username access using htpasswd.



A few questions.



Config file, fileserver set to 0 or 1 to turn it off? I tried both and still get a tonne of people connecting under "file connections" almost immediately after I boot up icecast server.



Listener connections states 6 on the server, but on the web admin pages it shows only me listening. Plus, nobody has the password and username to actually listen in, which do seem to work properly as I tested them.



Connections is showing as 30 but I set both the global and stream limit to 8, huh?



And does these numbers on the icecast window truly reflect total strangers connecting to a server I didn't make public, and didn't list with any YP? How do I keep all these people from connecting if the authentication system is not doing it?



A 2nd issue....



I have 3 computers in my house. Comp 1 is serving up icecast as well as the source client.



Comp 2 is my computer which I tried connecting using my WAN address (not my LAN address) and it all works, authentication, everything works great.



Comp 3 authenticates on the web page "click to listen" link, but when winamp loads up it asks for the username and password, over and over and over no matter how many times I try to enter it. I tried creating multiple user accounts, etc... nothing seems to let comp 3 connect, it just repeatedly asks for authentication in winamp itself.



Thanks.
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i'm in no way discouraging you from sticking around here and waiting for an answer to your question...we've got VERY knowledgable users and staff (probably the best around) but...i always find with certain...lesser known programs...quicker info can be found from the source.... have you tried the icecast forums yet? they might be able to get an answer for you a little faster....like i said...i'm in no way saying we can't help you...but just giving you another avenue for finding the info you want...

if you do find a sollution could you let us know?
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I will let you know for sure.

But the icecast forums are like a ghost town most of the time =/

I did post there too but so far no love.
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Well, found the issues.

Connection stats, mostly, are cumulative and include failed log on attempts. If say winamp cannot connect it keeps trying and trying... generating huge numbers.

You need to look at stream stats for actual real time, not culmulative stats.

As for the authentication error, it was not authentication at all.

It seems the very smallest, basic version of winamp does not come standard with the vorbis input plugin needed to connect to the stream. So it tries over and over, asking for the password, it actually gets connected then booted, so it asks for a new password....

Upgrading the client to the full, but free, winamp, solved this.

The fun of playing with open source products!! :whistling:

Edited by Serrik, 23 February 2007 - 07:21 PM.

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