Commit 7bf23088 authored by Philipp Schafft's avatar Philipp Schafft 🦁
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Feature: Added infos about configuration

Closes: #2116
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* [Setup](#setup)
* [Administration](#administration)
* [Interoperability](#interoperability)
* [Configuration](#configuration)
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# Configuration
## What should I set `<location>` to?
The `<location>` tag sets free form string that is listed publically as the server's location.
(This is not the location of your station/studio.)
The value should include at least the nation, and city.
A good example would be "`Datacentre 4, OurSuperCompany GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany`".
A bad example would be "`Frankfurt`" (which one?) or "`rack4.2`".
## What should I set `<admin>` to?
The `<admin>`tag sets a free form string that is listed publically as the server's contact.
This is normally an e-mail address, but could also be a phone number.
(If you use a phone number please use the international format starting with "`+`".)
## What should I set `<hostname>` to?
This is the public hostname of your Icecast. Your server is reachable by this domain name.
It is used in a few cases Icecast needs to know how it is reachable from the outside.
One such case is for yp / directory submission.
You should set this to a DNS name that has at least a `A`, or `AAAA` resource record pointing to
this instance. Using of IP addresses, or (website) URIs is invalid.
## Does setting `<server-id>`, or `<fileserve>` make my server more secure?
No. Altering this settings does not improve security. However setting those values can easily
break your server. It is best not to touch those options at all.
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