[icecast] intended login protocol for icecast2

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Sun Aug 18 03:21:48 UTC 2002

At 12:24 AM 8/18/02 +0200, you wrote:
>I just updated my CVS copy of icecast2, and saw that the default login 
>protocol now is HTTP basic authentication, which ICE/1.0 still 
>selectable through the config file (by inserting an 
><icelogin>1</icelogin> element).
>My question is: what is the intended future login protocol for icecast2? 
>Will ICE/1.0 be phased out in favour of HTTP basic auth?

ICE login is deprecated. I don't intend to remove it in the immediate
future - but as you may have noticed, the <icelogin> thing isn't documented,
and that's deliberate.

HTTP Basic auth is what will be available for beta1, and probably the first
stable release. HTTP Digest auth is something I'm considering for the
future - but if that gets added, it'll be optional (so you'll be able to
configure icecast to require it if you want better security, or just leave
both available). Login will remain using some form of HTTP authentication,

By the way - a beta1 release of icecast2 is planned for the near future
(probably in a week or so, depending on testing in the next few days),
so if you think darkice (assuming I'm remembering correctly and that's
your client) is stable enough, send me a short (~one sentence) description
and a URL to include in the list of source clients in the documentation.

That goes for anyone else writing source clients, too.


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