Forcing Nicecast to Port 8000?
June 20, 2014 7:19 AM Subscribe
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I helped found uses Nicecast to repeat the signal from the station to our streaming provider. The problem is that if there is a power outage when the system starts back up Nicecast thinks Port 8000 is busy and so switches to Port 8001.
posted by terrapin to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I contacted Rogue Amoeba about this, and it was as if they didn't read my question. They said:
"When you start Nicecast up, the Built-In Server will detect if the port you're set to broadcast on is in use by another application. To avoid conflicts with other streaming software, it will increment its port as needed. This can happen other software is making use of that port which Nicecast is assigned to use. We've also seen this happen if you quit and re-launch Nicecast very quickly, before its server process has a chance to clean up and free the port for use again."
Well, I know this is happening, but it isn't because another application is using the port. It is Nicecast. When I replied to Rogue Amoeba to let them know this and asked if there was a way to force Nicecast to only use Port 8000 I never heard back.
During the summers here in Vermont we get occasional thunderstorms, and because all of our power lines are above ground — and we have lots of trees — we occasionally lose power. Our station is designed to return to a normal state and play music in case this happens, but since Nicecast doesn't go to Port 8000 it means I get phone calls, emails, etc telling me there is dead air, and I have to screen share in to the system and change the port manually.
Any ideas on how I can make Nicecast only use Port 8000?