[Icecast] Many short connections less than 1 second

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Wed Feb 23 17:19:52 UTC 2022

On Feb 23, 2022, at 11:59, Chris Howard <chris at elfpen.com> wrote:

> Is there any benefit to having lots of short overlapping connections rather than
> one solid connection?

There are a number of audio players out in the wild that will do a sort of ‘double skip’ when connecting to an Icecast instance: first a short connection, almost immediately dropped, to get the ICE headers (basically, a HEAD request in classic HTTP terms), followed immediately by a second connection that is for the actual streaming data.

Beyond that, I’m hard-pressed to think where a series of overlapping connections would be useful.


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