[Icecast] Many short connections less than 1 second

HGAlt hgalt at gmx.net
Wed Feb 23 17:53:28 UTC 2022

Hi Chris,

there are no overlapping connections.

And if they would do a real streaming connection after the short one I would understood it. But this is not the case.

So it still looks very strange for me!



Von: Icecast [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] Im Auftrag von Fred Gleason
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. Februar 2022 18:20
An: Icecast streaming server user discussions
Betreff: Re: [Icecast] Many short connections less than 1 second

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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