[icecast] External authentification-module for listening to icecast2-streams?

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Wed May 7 04:05:20 PDT 2003

On 7 May 2003 at 20:14, Michael Smith wrote:

> On Wednesday 07 May 2003 19:34, Stefan Neufeind wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > today we came across the idea of adding an external
> > authentification- module for listening to icecast2. There have
> > recently been talks with artists and music labels that they would
> > like to receive "a small fee" per listener to e.g. a concert
> > streamed live over the internet.
> >
> > What do you think of adding an external authentification-module so
> > that the user could listen to a stream with urls like:
> >
> > http://customer0815:ajskl0a9@testserver:8000/concert
> >
> > The idea behind it is to offer a service where users can log on to
> > the concert with an account that generates a dynamic playlist
> > containing these URLs. Is the usage of login-information possible
> > with the usual players (XMMS, WinAmp, ... or even a MediaPlayer, a
> > Flash-movie etc.)? As soon as the listener enters / leaves this has
> > to be clearly be noted in the access_log-file so that the user could
> > be charges with a certain amount for each minute he has been
> > listening to the stream.
> >
> > What do you think about it? Is a login possible with the usual
> > players? Anybody got a suggestion in which way to implement such an
> > external authentification (e.g. calling a program that returns if
> > user is allowed to listen)?
> >
> >
> Potentially a quite interesting feature. Shouldn't even be too
> difficult to integrate, really. I suspect that many (and possibly even
> most?) players won't support it, though. Worth spending an hour or two
> experimenting if you're interested in it, though.

Okay, then how about simply adding it past the URL? Like


hould work, right? Or are there cons against this? All we would have 
to add is a "split at ?"-routine to icecast2.
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