There are two ways to stop Caudium:
Kill Caudium with a -9 signal. If you do this Caudium will restart. Actually it will be restarted by the start script.
Kill Caudium (with kill(1)'s default TERM signal) . In this case, Caudium will stop cleanly. If you use Caudium 1.2 and later, you can use the caudiumctl command. A man page for caudiumctl should be available on your system.
In both cases Caudium will stop only after a few moments.
On Debian GNU/Linux, you can use the following commands to manipulate the server status:
# /etc/init.d/caudium stop # /etc/init.d/caudium start # /etc/init.d/caudium restart