[icecast] encrypted passwords in Icecast 2

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Aug 27 18:17:30 PDT 2003



On Wednesday 27 August 2003 21:29, pdl at sindominio.net wrote:
> hello !
> I've just installed the debian package icecast2 (I have the icecast 1.3.12
> before) and I have a doubt about the passwords. In the icecast 1.3.* we
> should use the mkpasswd for our pass and put the crypted output to
> icecast.conf file.
>
> Isn't possible in the icecast.xml file?? (perhaps is not necessaty, I
> don't know). If this is so, can I change the permissions to this file to
> something like 660 ?

The crypted password support in icecast 1.x was not useful - it provided 
_zero_ additional security, so it just made people THINK it was safer when it 
wasn't - and as such, was actually counterproductive. 

You should make it readable only by the user you run icecast as.

Mike

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