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PostPosted: February 19th, 2020, 12:07 am 
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Hello there

Am reaching out to other shoutcast boadcasters following something annoying happening on my stream.

I wonder if anyone else has experienced the same phenomenons as me. For two weeks now, my stream is indebted with connections from ExoPlayerDemo but that's not the problem, these are the two phenomenons with this user agent I am observing:

1) A user will connect with an ExoPlayerDemo, after a few minutes this same IP address will open between 10-100+ further connections but this time with a user agent "Dalvik 2.1.0", both are Android players. I am not tolerating that an IP address may connect 100+ time (in the worst cases) so I ban the subnets but this is a thankless and useless task as those people are on mobile networks from providers with many many subnets. I have identified a few recurring ones on a daily basis so I ban their subnets for now, but many different ones all the time. However because of the 250 ban list limit I must keep an eye and unban some old stuff I banned ages ago. I even put a text in the stream every few minutes to warn about banning multiple connections, but clearly ignored.

From what I understand Exoplayers/dalvik are players developed by people, and not players you install from Googleplay, I don't understand why so many developers would be using my station, when there are 100'000 out there. Are they just testing or are they genuine listeners, who developed faulty players suddenly, I wonder.

Some other ones, also connecting with an Exoplayerdemo, open a few connections say upto 8 but these tend to close within a minute, those are not the worst ones. I leave these alone as they automatically disconnect not long after.

2) The other phenomenon, less annoying, users connecting also with an ExoplayerDemo player, stay connected but in the background the IP address connects and disconnect non stop for as long as the user is listening, am just wondering what this means.

I am wondering if I am really the only person with this carrying on, this is happening all day and I have only observed this for 2 weeks, why suddenly ?. I am someone who mans the station like 24/7 so I notice something new quickly, it's like a baby to me. Maybe others don't care or don‘t get annoyed or didn't notice lol. Needless to say have done many google searches but nothing comes up, it must me just me lol.

Anyway thanks for reading and maybe someone can shed some light.


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PostPosted: February 19th, 2020, 8:10 am 
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The Dalvik useragent seems to be a Shoutcast issue as I experienced this with ShoutcastV2 however since switching to Icecast2 I have not seen it. I ended up blocking that useragent when I was using Shoutcast.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2020, 10:27 am 
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Thanks DJ Cassio for the feedback. At the moment using R.I.P to kill connections with more than 8 duplicates as some good players do open a few connections temporarily so they don’t get kicked. I just set a ban on Dalvik 2.1.0 but doesn’t help as the recurring people are getting a new subnet anyway and can’t ban before they are caught by R.I.P, so no blocking possible. This has only really happened since 2 weeks and am considering moving the stream to another server and port and if possible a port never used. Will contact my provider.

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PostPosted: February 20th, 2020, 8:39 am 
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Surprised you are still on ShoutcastV1. RIP only works on that version. I would still add that useragent to the ban file for RIP.

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PostPosted: February 20th, 2020, 3:12 pm 
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Moved this topic from Free Content/Self Promotion to General Discussion so it won't get pruned, because whatever the solution might be I think it might be interesting for others as well.

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