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
Use specified configuration file instead of default one
Specifies the directory in which icecast will search for its
config files. Default path is /etc/icecast
icecast will use the given file to store server logs. Default is
Specifies the password used to authenticate stream encoders
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Barath Raghavan <email@example.com> and Alexander Havang
This manual page was written by Emmanuel le Chevoir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for the Debian GNU/Linux system, and may be used freely by other.