[Icecast] Question about source disconnecting due socket timeout

Philipp Schafft phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Tue Sep 17 16:41:02 UTC 2019

Good afternoon,

On Tue, 2019-09-17 at 13:16 -0300, subscription at nextdial.com.br wrote:
>   Hello guys,
>  One client question us about this log info:
>  [2019-09-17  16:00:19] DBUG source/get_next_buffer last 1568736013, 
> timeout 5, now 1568736019
> [2019-09-17  16:00:19] WARN source/get_next_buffer Disconnecting source due 
> to socket timeout
> [2019-09-17  16:00:19] INFO source/source_shutdown Source from 
> at "/abcde" exiting
>  Just to confirm, it means the source was disconnected because it didn't 
> sent any data for 5 seconds, doesn't it?

Correct. :)

>  If the source is connected and the audio stay muted for 5 seconds does it 
> will trigger timeout too?

This depends on the source client and it's configuration.

The timeout is for no data, if the source client implements mute by
sending no data that would also trigger this. However mute normally
means no signal amplitude, not no signal.

With best regards,

Philipp Schafft (CEO/Geschäftsführer) 
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