ffserver daemon mode
|Reported by:||andrixnet||Owned by:|
|Blocking:||Reproduced by developer:||no|
|Analyzed by developer:||no|
ffserver much older versions, at 0.5 times, would fork to background as a daemon, as every "server" program does.
Current behaviour of ffserver, at 2.2.1 level (but change was fairly recent), one can only background it via the "&" shell operator.
I have to say that this makes ffserver look like a toy server.
It has logging capability to a file, but it lacks forking to background upon starting like any *NIX daemon and lacks a debug mode command line switch that prevents it from forking, forcing foreground mode and logging to console instead.
These functionalities existed in ffserver older versions, but seem to have been removed intentionally.
I submit this bug as a request to restore these functionalities in ffserver and thus returning it's status as a serious media streaming application.
Change History (8)
comment:7 by , 9 years ago
|Priority:||normal → important|
|Status:||new → open|
|Version:||unspecified → git-master|