[Icecast-dev] mp3 stream instead of "icecast-auth-user: 0"

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Wed Sep 20 07:01:41 PDT 2006

Klauss Fumuldavijus wrote:

>> A mechanism to pass back a filename is certainly possible, I doubt 
>> that you want the auth server to send the file contents. Report it on 
>> bugs.xiph.org
> actually i do, unless there are other ways to communicate with 
> authentication server and mp3 palyer on the listener side. If we are 
> talking about wmplayer or winamp - none of them displays 
> icecast-auth-message if icecast-auth-user: 0. In this case sending back 
> an mp3 file contents is the only way to respond with some details 
> instead of login-screen prompt.
> So, can you please give some more details on file-passing-back mechanism?

An authentication server is really for handling the requests made by 
icecast, not by the listener. The 'icecast-auth-user:' header is only 
meant for icecast.  The authentication server could technically be used 
for sending back media content for the listener but whether that is 
better than sending back a filename that icecast could use is debatable.

> and some specification about that "bug" - i mentioned i've tried to send 
> back file content's in auth-message, but forgot to mention icecast 
> server dropped mp3 content, so currently there is nothing to report on 
> bugs.xiph.org.

If you think there is a missing feature then you can still report it.


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