[Icecast] Constant pinging from muon.cygnus-1.org

Robert Reed n6hgg at cox.net
Thu Sep 8 20:08:19 PDT 2005


Can someone in this icecast list tell me why, after steaming  a shoutcast 
server for some time, a 69.46.29.165 ip address has started and keeps pinging 
my port 8000 every couple of seconds 24 hours a day 7 days a week?  

It's from muon.cygnus-1.org, and the isp is hivelocity.net or hivelocity 
ventures corporation.  Funny, whenever my shoutcast server comes alive, that 
same 69.46.29.165 turns into icecast 2.2 making a connection to my shoutcast 
server and acting as an icecast relay.  I am now in the icecast directory.  
But the icecast directory doesn't appear to be able to refresh whatever my 
stream information shows, since I change it 3 or 4 times a day.  If icecast 
needs to ping me every few seconds 24 hours a day 7 days a week, maybe they 
should learn how to update their directory on my stream.  I didn't think open 
source collaborators were so big brotherish. hmm, very interesting...  I'm 
very supportive of open source software and use a heap of it myself, but I 
don't like being pinged every 2 seconds 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Stop 
it, Damn It!

Hmm, looks like cygnus-1.org has something to do with a Nathan Grennan, who 
seems to have some linux ties and TWiki ties and other such things.  

Is there a good reason that 69.46.29.165 / muon.cygnus-1.org / icecast has to 
ping me every few seconds 24 hours per day 7 days per week just to see if my 
shoutcast server is running?  Isn't there a better way to do this sort of 
thing?  I would be happy to direct my shoutcast server to icecast's directory 
as well as it's current configuration for the shoutcast directory.  Any clues 
out there?  Maybe I should have a clue, but I can't stop the pinging.  

Should I consider myself under attack from Nathan Grennan or Icecast?  One has 
to wonder.  Until then, you can bounce off my firewall till your face turns 
blue, except when I'm running the server, of course.  

Robert Reed


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