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

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed May 7 04:22:43 PDT 2003

> > 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
> http://testserver:8000/concert?session=abc10283kasld
> should work, right? Or are there cons against this? All we would have
> to add is a "split at ?"-routine to icecast2.

icecast already splits query parameters out like this. The 'against' would be 
that this doesn't even have a slight pretense of security, and it's really 
not a very nice way to do things when HTTP _does_ have proper authentication 
built in. 

But, you could try it out if you wanted (I'd still try using HTTP BASIC auth, 
to see if most clients support it, first).


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