[icecast] Firewall issue with Icecast
swave at mara.org
Sat Feb 15 11:06:03 PST 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.
Progress (n.): The process through which the Internet has evolved from smart
people in front of dumb terminals to dumb people in front of smart terminals.
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