[icecast] Question

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Fri Jun 20 08:55:24 UTC 2003

On 20 Jun 2003 at 11:44, Michael Smith wrote:

> On Friday 20 June 2003 11:37, Dave St John wrote:
> > isnt RTSP Protocol real networks genius??
> > anyone??
> Real uses it, and were involved with designing it, but it's a
> publically documented protocol (there's an RFC). It's a sort of
> weird-extended-stateful-HTTP-hybrid.

I just thought of RTSP some time ago because:
- it's freely documented
- most media-players already support it
- you can't simply "download" a file from an rtsp-server (okay, there 
are tools ...) as you can from a icecast2-server. Had one customer 
who wasn't "amused" to see that you can download the audio-stream 
without any problems.

Another way I thought of is disabling certain browsers / client 
identification strings for stream-access. But if you're using e.g. a 
Windows Media Player control inside Internet Explorer for listening 
to the stream you'll get the IE as browser ... and therefor you can't 
ban him.

Hmm - difficult, right?

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