[icecast] LiveIce/IceCast Error

Bryan D. Brown bryan.brown at kcsb.org
Sun Jan 5 19:14:00 UTC 2003

Greetings everyone....

I tried posting this once before, but got no response.

When I run liveice, I get an "Error:sending data to remote server 
message" from liveice, and then it hangs (I actually have to open 
another console window to kill the process).

The IceCast server respond with the following:

Kicking source 1 [] [Access Denied (tcp wrappers (source 
connection))] [encoder], connected for 1 seconds, 0 bytes transfered. 
-1 sources connected

I am pretty sure this has to do with the permissions settings in both 
the hosts.allow file and the icecast.conf  file, but I am not sure 
what to change (I can access the IceCast admin window without a 

I have included what happens when I run IceCast and LiveIce below....

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Best regards,


<p>[root at live liveice]# ./liveice
Initialising Soundcard
16Bit 22050Hz Stereo
opening connection to localhost 80
Attempting to Contact Server
connection successful: forking process
opening pipe!...
writing password
Setting up Interface
Soundcard Reopened For Encoding
Input Format: 16Bit 22050Hz Stereo
Output Format: 32000 Bps Mpeg Audio
IceCast Server: localhost:80
Mountpoint: live
Name: LiveMusic
Genre: experimental
Url: http://server.com:80
Description: Live and on the air

  Press '+' to Finish
Lvl: L:     70 R:     61
   1279:Error: sending data to remote server

Lvl: L:     68 R:     70

[root at live icecast-1.3.12]# icecast
Icecast Version 1.3.12 Initializing...
Icecast comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
You may redistribute copies of Icecast under the terms of the
GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.
Starting thread engine...
[20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Icecast Version 1.3.12 Starting..
[20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Starting Admin Console Thread...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Starting main connection handler...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Listening on port 80...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Using 'server.com' as servername...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Server limits: 900 clients, 900 clients per 
source, 10 sources, 5 admins
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] WWW Admin interface accessible at 
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Starting Calender Thread...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Starting UDP handler thread...
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] Starting relay connector thread...
-> -> [20/Dec/2002:10:35:45] [Bandwidth: 0.000000MB/s] [Sources: 0] 
[Clients: 0] [Admins: 1] [Uptime: 0 seconds]
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:36:07] Kicking source 1 [] [Access Denied 
(tcp wrappers (source connection))] [encoder], connected for 1 
seconds, 0 bytes transfered. -1 sources connected
-> [20/Dec/2002:10:36:07] Kicking all 0 clients for source 1
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