[Icecast] Multiple connections from iPhones

Sytze Visser sytze.visser at gmail.com
Thu May 2 16:22:07 UTC 2019

Hi David

I have seen similar behavior and the conclusion was that icecast will
connect a client once for each connection request. The double connection is
a result of the player/browser that possibly checks if it can connect and
then establishes the actual connection.

If you don't have control over the source code of the player, you might
have to live with the issue.

Hope it helps.

On Thu, 02 May 2019, 18:01 David Gibbs, <david at gibbs.net> wrote:

> A newbie question I'm afraid.
> I have a site that streams to only about 20 or 30 listeners using Icecast
> for Windows 2.4.4 and Altacast.
> The issue - I often see multiple connections started almost simultaneously
> from one IP address, usually an iphone or ipad. The device descriptions are
> identical, and I know my listeners are listening from home, so my
> assumption is that one device is opening multiple connections.
> If I kill one connection they often all disappear from that IP address at
> once.
> Is this something others see? Does anyone know why these multiple
> connections are created?
> Thanks
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