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Icecast collector

Monitors the number of listeners for active sources.


  • icecast version >= 2.4.0

It produces the following charts:

  1. Listeners in listeners
  • source number


Edit the python.d/icecast.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata   # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/icecast.conf

Needs only url to server's /status-json.xsl

Here is an example for remote server:

url : ''

Without configuration, module attempts to connect to http://localhost:8443/status-json.xsl


To troubleshoot issues with the icecast module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the icecast module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin icecast debug trace

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