[Icecast] Server not moving clients to fallback

Jack Elliott thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Sat Apr 29 04:53:12 UTC 2017


Hi, thanks in advance for any help that can be provided for this 
head-scratcher.

I'm configuring a new server and can't get it to move listen clients to 
the fallback file when the source client disconnects. I probably have a 
misconfiguration in icecast.xml.

Here is the <mount> section:

<mount type="normal">
         <mount-name>/stream.mp3</mount-name>
         <burst-size>65536</burst-size>
         <fallback-mount>/fallbacks/Generic_Festival_fallback_192kHz.mp3</fallback-mount>
         <fallback-override>1</fallback-override>
         <fallback-when-full>1</fallback-when-full>
         <no-yp>1</no-yp>
     </mount>

Seems okay. Here is the <paths> section:

    <paths>
         <!-- basedir is only used if chroot is enabled -->
         <basedir>/usr/share/icecast2</basedir>

         <!-- Note that if <chroot> is turned on below, these paths must both
              be relative to the new root, not the original root -->
         <logdir>/var/log/icecast2</logdir>
         <webroot>/usr/share/icecast2/web</webroot>
         <adminroot>/usr/share/icecast2/admin</adminroot>
         <alias source="/" destination="/status.xsl"/>
     </paths>

and

<chroot>1</chroot>

<webroot>  is /usr/share/icecast2/web and the fallback file is in 
"fallbacks" under it:

pi at Pi:/usr/share/icecast2/web/fallbacks $ ls
400Hz_0dBFS_sine_15m.mp3       Generic_Festival_fallback_128kHz.mp3
fallback_400hz_minus_20dB.mp3  Generic_Festival_fallback_192kHz.mp3

Here is icecast's error.log when it starts up:

[2017-04-28  21:34:07] INFO main/main Icecast 2.4.0 server started
[2017-04-28  21:34:07] INFO connection/get_ssl_certificate No SSL capability
[2017-04-28  21:34:07] INFO yp/yp_update_thread YP update thread started
[2017-04-28  21:34:07] INFO source/source_fallback_file mountpoint /fallbacks/Generic_Festival_fallback_192kHz.mp3 is reserved
[2017-04-28  21:34:07] WARN format/format_get_type Unsupported or legacy stream type: "audio/mpeg". Falling back to generic minimal handler for best effort.
[2017-04-28  21:34:07] INFO source/source_main listener count on /fallbacks/Generic_Festival_fallback_192kHz.mp3 now 0

So server has found the fallback. No clients connected.

Okay, start a stream pointed to /stream and the log adds:

[2017-04-28  21:40:36] INFO connection/_handle_source_request Source logging in at mountpoint "/stream"
[2017-04-28  21:40:36] WARN format/format_get_type Unsupported or legacy stream type: "audio/mpeg". Falling back to generic minimal handler for best effort.
[2017-04-28  21:40:36] INFO admin/admin_handle_request Received admin command metadata on mount "/stream"
[2017-04-28  21:40:36] INFO admin/command_metadata Metadata on mountpoint /stream changed to "asdfsdf"
[2017-04-28  21:40:36] INFO source/source_main listener count on /stream now 0

Connect a listen client:

[2017-04-28  21:41:40] INFO source/source_main listener count on /stream now 1

The listen-client is receiving the stream.

Now, if I kill the source mount client:

[2017-04-28  21:42:48] INFO source/get_next_buffer End of Stream /stream
[2017-04-28  21:42:48] INFO source/source_shutdown Source "/stream" exiting
[2017-04-28  21:42:48] INFO source/source_clear_source 1 active listeners on /stream released

and the listen-client exits.  There seems to be no attempt  here to move 
the listen-client to  the fallback mount 
("/fallbacks/Generic_Festival_fallback_192kHz.mp3").

If I try to connect a listen-client when the /source client is not 
running, it doesn't find a mountpoint, server is not connecting it up.

I get the same behavior with two different types of listen-clients, so I 
reckon I've got something not quite right in the config file, but 
error.log isn't revealing it to me.

It baffles science.

-- 
That Jack Elliott
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