[icecast-dev] icecast2 ogg vorbis client request headers

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sun Apr 4 17:41:22 PDT 2004

On Saturday 03 April 2004 02:22, oddsock wrote:
> I think the plan is to add a URL based authentication, which would allow
> you to make a call to an arbitrary script (PHP, CGI, etc) which could do
> whatever you'd like (look up users in a mySQL db, look up in a local file,
> whatever)...this, I think, provides the most flexibility, and also pushes
> off alot of the authentication logic off of icecast where it doesn't really
> belong...

That was your plan.

My plan is to provide what currently exists (htpasswd-like) and a 'script' 
authenticator which just calls an external program, as Geoff described.

Both are, of course, possible. Your "URL call" (this is a very strange way to 
describe it, by the way - I assume you mean "HTTP connection") approach is 
much more complex to implement well, though, without obviously being more 


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