[Icecast] Reliable method to kick broadcaster

Philipp Schafft phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Tue Mar 30 17:47:10 UTC 2021

Good afternoon,

On Tue, 2021-03-30 at 12:03 +0000, Dik .... wrote:
> Sorry, I should add that while Kill Source will kick a broadcaster
> butt will automatically reconnect
> ________________________________
> From: Icecast <icecast-bounces at xiph.org> on behalf of Dik .... <
> dik23 at hotmail.com>
> Sent: 30 March 2021 12:39
> To: Icecast user discussions <icecast at xiph.org>
> Subject: [Icecast] Reliable method to kick broadcaster
> We're running live DJ shows who broadcast using butt to icecast
> running on linux
> What we're concerned about is DJs failing to disconnect.  Does anyone
> here have a fool proof way to kick a broadcaster?  Is there something
> we could do with icecast itself or should we be looking at iptables
> drop / reject?

There is no direct way to do that with Icecast. Icecast just can not
tell "good" from "bad" sources apart but for block lists and

Ideally each DJ has his own credentials, so you can control access by
that. This way Icecast knows which of your DJs this specific source is
and can therefore accept, or reject the request.

If that is not possible you can block by IP. Icecast supports blocking,
however your standard firewall might be the more flexible solution
here. That depends a bit on what your setup looks like.

Hopefully that helps you a bit.

With best regards,

Philipp Schafft (CEO/Geschäftsführer) 
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