[icecast] Preventin browsers / wget's / ... from capturing stream?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Mar 8 16:02:28 PST 2004



> So how could this practically be done?
> a) How could browsers be denied from downloading?

User-Agent sniffing. This is very easy to implement - go ahead and do it, and 
send in a patch if you think it's worthwhile.

> b) Is anybody working on implementing an alternative streaming-
> protocol (rtp or mms would surely be most interesting)?

I doubt it. As mentioned previously, this is a LOT of work, and icecast's 
internals are not particularly well suited to it. Perhaps the Helix server is 
more what you're looking for? 

Mike

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