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

Philipp Schafft phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Thu May 21 08:07:23 UTC 2020

Good morning,

On Thu, 2020-05-21 at 03:49 +1200, Gavin Stephens wrote:
> 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.

First of all, please note that there is no such thing as a "kh branch".
The Icecast-kh software is a different software by a different vendor.
It's not part of the Icecast project. Also it can hardly compared to
Icecast when it comes to bugs as the codebase is a different one.

About your problem:
I'm not aware of anything like this. What is the error returned by the
player? what is in the access.log and the error.log about those connect

Also, is your stream publicly accessible? Would allow us to have a look
and maybe find something.

It might also be wise to post your config file with *only* the passwords

With best regards,

> 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.

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