[Icecast] log file message I don't understand

Philipp Schafft phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Sat Dec 14 10:36:43 UTC 2019

Good morning,

On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 16:22 +0100, Per Gunnarsson wrote:
> Hello!
> I get something in my log files.
> [2019-12-13  16:17:35] EROR admin/admin_handle_request Error parsing
> command string or unrecognised command: !POKE
> [2019-12-13  16:17:35] INFO admin/admin_handle_request Bad or missing
> password on mount modification admin request (command: metadata)
> [2019-12-13  16:17:35] WARN admin/admin_handle_request Admin command
> metadata on non-existent source /feting
> Where does !POKE come from?

Those POKE-requests are made by modern libshout when probing the server
for supported options. It is done this way as modern OPTIONS interface
is not supported by older servers as well as non-HTTP servers (such as

So with a modern source those messages are perfectly normal and can be

With best regards,

Philipp Schafft (CEO/Geschäftsführer) 
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