[icecast] Icecast 2 hack for 'older' client streams
pjf at cape.com
Sun Apr 25 07:08:58 PDT 2004
Here's a hack to the icecast2 source to make icecast listen to older
clients that don't supply a username when negotiating a stream (like
The Warning is a standard disclaimer
pjf at cape.com
icecast2 - letme-in hack
MRU 20040124 V0.3 pjf at cape.com Pete Flaherty
This hack is for the connections.c source file, and will make the username 'source'
Icecast2 requires the use of a username password pair for authentication.
Many sources at this poing (eg xmms liveice ) do not supply any type of username,
and if they do it is not set to 'source'. This hack willl force the username to 'source'
without regaurd for what the source program is telling it.
-- WARNING -- This hack bypasses a small part of the icecast2 security, and is not
recommended for public production servers. Tightening of security to only allow
specific IPs to stream to the server is encouraged.
Reference the hacked version is from CVS as of Jan 24 2004, though this should be
applicable to most icecast2 source code.
You will need to compile source code to make a working icecast server
Bypass hack lines | Original source lines
-------------------- | ---------------------
//if(mountinfo->username) | if(mountinfo->username)
mountinfo->username = "source"; | user = mountinfo->username ;
user = "source" ; | break;
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