[Icecast] 8000 security risk?

Gavin Stephens gavin at stephens.net.nz
Fri May 10 05:14:44 UTC 2019

I have a server running on 8000 and I know of some running multiple 
stations all through port 80 (which I would think was worse). Never 
heard of any major problems and my logs usually look okay.

Good practice is to check the logs now and then and block appropriate 
IP's causing problems if needed. I wouldn't just set and forget a server 
regardless of what it was. But background scanners and the likes are 
pretty tiny amounts of traffic.

If someone uses a port scanner to see what's open on a host it doesn't 
matter what port it's on.



On 10/05/2019 3:11 PM, Patricia Moynihan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Are there any serious security risks for leaving port 8000 open to 
> public use on icecast? I had wanted to limit to 8443 but it seems some 
> radio devices cannot support this protocol.
> Thanks,
> Patricia Moynihan
> Director of Digital
> pmoynihan at fsu.edu <mailto:pmoynihan at fsu.edu>
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