I stream my local police station dispatch on the web using an icecast/darkice configuration (http://wacomputing.com). The downside of using this software is that once you initiate darkice, a terminal has to be open - the process does not run in the background.
I tried placing a monitor on my server (ouch, that hurt) and keeping darkice alive that way, but my mail server kicks the process. Now, I set the KeepAlive variable to something outrageous and keep an ssh session open on my desktop box to keep the stream going. Screen does not work as Postfix boots that as well.
Any suggestions for keeping the process going indefinately?