[icecast-dev] Icecast User Login Question

Scott Manley djsnm at djsnm.com
Mon Nov 3 18:34:55 PST 2003

Dave St John wrote:
> Sure thats all fine and dandy but i think its more of a secure option for
> the icecast2 server to handle
> this internaly than a 3rd party script.

Actually if you;re interested in integration with some sort of 
subscription services then you want as much of the subscription logic to 
be external as possible - trust me - I designed a subscription based 
system which handled 7 million users (and managed to bankrupt at least 
one company ;-)

<p>Basically when you get into subscription based streaming you can 
potentially end up doing a whole load of database logic, and different 
subscription models need different logic, so as much of this wants to be 
in external applications. Icecast should concern itself with pushing out 
data and not much else, authentication shouldn't be much more than 
username/password or ticket based checking. For versatile subscription 
engines the ticket generation can be done in whatever backend language 
you want.

Scott Manley

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