[Icecast] Clients, not always connecting since about 2.4.1, 2.4.2.

Gavin Stephens gavin at stephens.net.nz
Wed May 20 15:49:21 UTC 2020

I can confirm it doesn't happen on kh13 Win32 build either. I think it 
was introduced about 2.4.1/2 in the normal version.

On 21/05/2020 3:17 am, Gavin Stephens wrote:
> I'll get around to putting Wireshark on and seeing what's going on, 
> perhaps someone else has already noticed this:
> Since I upgraded to 2.4.2 Win32 (used to use a kh branch version 
> previously) and then on to 2.4.4 Win32, I've been noticing clients 
> don't always connect successfully. VLC or Muses player does this out 
> of every dozen connection attempts, sometimes as few as 2 or 3. I've 
> double checked firewalls on the server and on the NAT router and 
> everything seems okay. The same issue happens internally on LAN IP's 
> from another LAN client.
> Normally I don't worry about it, but I had some comments about how 
> long the stream I have was taking to buffer. I later put it down to 
> re-connection attempts by the web player I'm using so have started to 
> re-investigate this.
> So I hunted out a 2.4.0 kh8 server found here 
> http://radionz-ice.streamguys.com/ (don't know what OS) and these 
> streams switch seamlessly without any connection problems. No matter 
> how many times I re-start the stream. So if I go clean out the 2.4.4 
> files and directory and install 2.4.0 kh8 on the server here, the 
> problem goes away.
> I then went looking for a 2.4.2 server (I don't know what OS), and 
> I've struck the same problem with connecting to theirs 
> http://icecast.mediaworks.nz/. Now I realise this particular server's 
> links are mis-configured for port 8000 when the server is on port 80. 
> However, this is a known server version I already knew where to find. 
> Typing the link in by hand with the correct port works but it doesn't 
> always connect, similar to the issue I'm having on 2.4.4 Win32 on the 
> server above here.
> Has anyone come across this yet? I'm considering rolling back to the 
> earlier kh8 Win32 branch like Radio NZ are using above to fix this.
> Cheers,
> Gavin.

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