[Icecast] "Ghost" connections causing connection limit to be reached

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Fri Feb 3 14:51:45 UTC 2023

On Feb 3, 2023, at 04:50, Tony Harding <uktony at radiocompany.net> wrote:

> Not that I am advocating for Shoutcast, but it does have two features that would be useful, A ban list, and a maximum duration setting. No one listens for more than 24 hours.

Human beings certainly don’t, but the use cases for Icecast are much wider than merely streaming to individual listeners. E.g. broadcast studio-to-transmitter links, where multiple-month long session durations are absolutely typical.


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