[icecast] a new directory service

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Thu Oct 18 02:57:13 UTC 2001

> A fully-encrypted connection would nearly eliminate the possibility of a 
> man-in-the-middle attack either hijacking the session or surreptitiously 
> switching bits mid-stream and changing the traffic on the fly.

A man-in-the-middle attack is not easy to pull off.  If you can show me
why some person would be incented to attack someone like this, then
maybe there is a case for it.

As it stands, if you want to change the data, it's much easier to break
into the directory server itself than it would be to perform a man in
the middle attack in my opinion.  Or easier to break into the source
computer and do it there.

I see no reason why anyone would go to such great lengths to alter the
data in question.


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