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       icecast - MPEG Layer III Streaming Server


       icecast [-P port] [-p passwd] [-l file] [-d dir] [-c cfgfile] [-b]


       This manual page documents briefly the icecast command.  It was written
       for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.

       icecast  is an audio broadcasting system that streams music in the MPEG
       Layer III format.

       The options are as follows:

       -b     Force icecast server into the background

       -c configuration_file
              Use  specified  configuration  file  instead  of   default   one

       -d directory
              Specifies  the  directory  in  which icecast will search for its
              config files. Default path is /etc/icecast

       -l file
              icecast will use the given file to store server logs. Default is

       -p password
              Specifies the password used to authenticate stream encoders

       -P port
              Specifies  the  port  on  which  the  server  listens for client
              connections (default 8000)


              Contains configuration data for icecast.  The  file  format  and
              configuration  options  are  described in the html documentation
              shipped with the  package,  located  in  /usr/share/doc/icecast-

              contains configuration data for icecast mountpoints.

              contains configuration data for icecast groups.

              contains configuration data for icecast users.


       Icecast  was  originally  written  by  Jack Moffitt <>,
       Barath   Raghavan   <>   and   Alexander    Havang

       This  manual  page  was written by Emmanuel le Chevoir <>
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system, and may be used freely by other.