[icecast] details of HTTP Basic auth for icecast2

Akos Maroy darkeye at tyrell.hu
Mon Aug 19 21:35:42 UTC 2002


A question for the HTTP Basic auth for icecast2: what is the username to 
use when doing such authentication. The related line in the login is:

Authorization: Basic <base64 encoded string>

where the <base64 encoded string> in its original form is:


now, what username is used? in the config file for the icecast2 server, 
one can only set the password (except for the <changeowner> element, but 
that seems to be not related to the source login issue).

Also, in the current CVS, I see a sort of mixure in the HTTP-style login 
protocol. The whole login sequence seems like the following:

SOURCE /<mountpoint> HTTP/1.0
Content-Type: <application/x-ogg or audio/mpeg>
Authorization: Basic <base64 encoded string>
User-Agent: <user agent>
ice-name: <name>
ice-url: <url>
ice-genre: <genre>
ice-bitrate: <bitrate>
ice-public: <public>
ice-description: <description>

<p>this seems like a mule, sort of half-HTTP, half-ICE. is this the 
intended login protocol for the beta release?


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