[FFmpeg-trac] #3731(ffserver:new): ffserver daemon mode

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Fri Jun 20 13:01:34 CEST 2014

#3731: ffserver daemon mode
             Reporter:  andrixnet  |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new        |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffserver   |                  Version:  unspecified
             Keywords:             |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:             |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0          |
 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

 Thank you.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/3731>
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