Thread: Is it SPAM?
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Old 19th January 2018, 18:59   #2
neralex
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It makes no difference on which website the stream is embedded, because you will see only the user-agent of the application, which the user or the bot is using while listening to the stream.

This domain is an part of the Hetzner network, a huge hosting company in Germany. Connections like this are servers from their customers, which are are running bots to fetch your stream-titles, stream-stats etc. I got the same connections and after some research I found a radio directory of an mobile app-developement company, which are listing public streams on their radio app for Android and iOS.

http://live.audials.com/de#!radio/

They are providing on their website a "last played" section of each listed stream. They are using bots, which are connecting very fast to the stream, then checking the stream-title. These connections have a lot of faked user-agents.

In short - yes it is spam!
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