[icecast-dev] icecast2 ogg vorbis client request headers

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Sun Apr 4 20:04:38 PDT 2004

At 07:41 PM 4/4/2004, you wrote:
>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

invoking a URL is what I mean, I call it "URL Call" you call it HTTP 
connection, it's the same thing...as you well know.

and considering the way many broadcasters have implemented authentication 
(and I know more than a few that have, and they ALL have done it via a "URL 
call" type method), I would say this method is more conventional than the 
"invoke a script" type method.  And if you ask me, having icecast fork and 
exec a script to do listener authentication is not going to scale too well 
(I hope you don't plan to fork/exec for every listener connection).  AND we 
already have the infrastructure for making URL calls (the YP code has to do 

But obviously I would not be against implementing a script-based 
authenticator, although this is pretty useless for most Win32 users (yes 
there are a bunch of those out there) as most Win32 users don't generally 
script things...


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