[Icecast-dev] multiple connection

Yaniv Sharon yaniv.sharon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 11:52:17 UTC 2016

I didn't pick up the data from the access file, just from the error file...

About players, I can't control what the "radio index" sites are doing with
my icecast streaming address,
But as far as I know from my experience, the players when they getting
"crazy" causing between 3-5 multiple connections for less than a 2 minutes.
Not a big issue.

The situation that I'm describing is very different, 20-30 (and once even
almost 40) "listeners" from the same IP, for a long time. Each "listener"
using true bandwidth.
The IP source is from Vietnam, Korea...i really think that abusing its what
I'm talking about. 
( What a mobile device will handle 30 instances for 20 minutes? )

Any idea to handle situation like that one?

-----Original Message-----
From: Philipp Schafft [mailto:phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net] 
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 11:36 AM
To: Yaniv Sharon
Cc: icecast-dev at xiph.org
Subject: Re: [Icecast-dev] multiple connection

Good morning,

On Fri, 2016-07-01 at 11:22 +0200, Yaniv Sharon wrote:
> Hi all,

> From time to time my server getting multiple connection from a same 
> listener.
> I don’t know if it’s a bug of the player, or a case of abusing.

> The situation is "flooding" of the server, the same listener connected 
> to ICE in multiple instances, and using "real" bandwidth (e.g 128K x 
> 30)!

Please have a look at the access.log. Is it a user of a mobile device?
Maybe you can give us the User Agent string.

Some of them seem to be horribly buggy. For whatever reason.

Have a nice day!

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