Server Administration & Management

How to install Shoutcast server

Shoutcast is a free-of-charge audio homesteading solution. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their PC to listeners across the Internet  or any other IP-based network.

Basically most of the people don’t like to run shoutcast as root as that can be really harmful due to that its better if we create shoutcast user and then run shoutcast on server. Following are the basic steps to install shoutcast on server

1.) Login to root

2.) adduser shoutcast

# useradd shoutcast

3.) passwd shoutcast

# passwd shoutcast

4.) Once you add user “shoutcast” login as the new user “shoutcast”.

5.) Lets wget shoutcast from the shoutcast.com provider

# wget ftp://ftp.skynet.be/mirror1/tucows.skynet.be/linux/files/shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6.tar.gz

6.) The extract shoutcast:

# tar -zxvf shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6.tar.gz

# rm -rf shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6.tar.gz

# mv shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6 shoutcast

# cd shoutcast

7.) Now, You need to edit the shoutcast configuration.

# vim sc_serv.conf


uncomment AdminPassword and set an admin password as per your requirement.

8.) Now you can save and start shoutcast and it will work perfectly for you without any problem.

9.) Steps to start shoutcast?

# ./sc_serv sc_serv.conf


April 14, 2012 - Posted by | Tips & Tricks, Unix/Linux | , , ,

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