[icecast] Firewall issue with Icecast

Steve Meuse swave at mara.org
Sat Feb 15 19:06:03 UTC 2003

Michael Smith expunged (msmith at xiph.org):

> On Saturday 15 February 2003 06:12, Steve Meuse wrote:
> > Icecast appears to use a TCP connection, for session setup, that is
> > initiated by the client. Icecast then sources a TCP connection back to the
> > client for the stream itself. This basically how non-passive-mode FTP
> > works. This creates a serious problem for anyone using a stateful firewall
> > that blocks incoming TCP SYN, like I am (not by my own choice).
> icecast only produces outgoing connections to connect to servers it is 
> relaying. Client connections will never have the behaviour you described.

You are 100% correct. The problem turned out to be a client issue. Winamp
was doing something strange. I've installed foobar2000 and it's working fine.
When I get back from my travels (I'm in London for a few weeks) I'll try to
provide more information.


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