[icecast-dev] Icecast User Login Question

Scott Manley djsnm at djsnm.com
Mon Nov 3 18:14:51 PST 2003

Heh, you have no idea how messy it can become.

Anyway, one easy-ish way is to have a script which does all the 
authentication and then performs a redirect to the live server. I seem 
to remember most media players correctly handled redirects.

The trick then is to make the redirect link expire over time.

> actually, as it turns out, this does make alot of sense, because most 
> authentication/subscription logic is going to be fairly complicated and 
> needs to be customizable for each "subscription service".  adding logic 
> to icecast2 to do simple URL calls when listeners connect (the URL call 
> validating the user and allowing/denying access) and letting the 
> external scripts do all the necessary "subscription logic" is a nice 
> easy way to setup a subscription service....
> just my experience :)
> oddsock

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