oggfwd(1) pipe an Ogg stream from stdin to an Icecast server


-words [-hp ] [-d description ] [-g genre ] [-n name ] [-u URL ] address port password mountpoint


The utility acts as a minimal source client for Icecast servers. It reads an Ogg stream from stdin and forwards it to a server specified on the command line.

The address port password and mountpoint arguments are mandatory and have to be given in that order.

Optional command line parameters

-d description
Set the stream description.
-g genre
Set the stream genre.
Print a short usage summay.
-n name
Set the stream (i.e. radio) name.
Allow the stream to be made public in stream directories.
-u URL
Set the stream URL.

reacts to the hangup signal, SIGHUP, by printing the amount of bytes read from stdin to stdout at the next given opportunity. How fast it reacts depends on the stream's current bitrate.


To forward a public Ogg stream with the name ``Test radio'' to an Icecast server, one would pipe that stream to an command line such as

oggfwd -p -n "Test radio" radio.example.com 8000 password /stream.ogg

Encode an Ogg Vorbis stream, dump it to disk and stream it at the same time:

oggenc - < input.wav | tee streamdump.ogg \
    | oggfwd radio.example.com 8000 password /stream.ogg


Programming by

J^ <[email protected]>
rafael2k <[email protected]>
Moritz Grimm <[email protected]>

This manual was contributed by An Moritz Grimm .


Since the password to the Icecast server is given in clear text on the command line, other (local) users will probably be able to see it very easily.