[icecast] "protecting" streams

Mark J. Lastdrager mark.lastdrager at pine.nl
Mon May 24 19:33:50 UTC 2004


I am trying to protect some streams from being linked directly from 
other sites. One way to partly accomplish this is to change the 
filenames of the .m3u files every night, but this does not prevent 
people from directly linking to the icecast server or even writing their 
own .m3u files and putting them on their own site.

So I thought of writing a script that changes the TCP portnumber 
listeners connect to every night and that automatically generates new 
.m3u files, with some form of protection on it so people can not 
directly link to them. Mind you, I do not want to completely prevent 
people from listening to the streams, I simply want them to visit my 
site first and from there connect to the streams.

Is this the only way of doing this, or am I missing an important icecast 
feature here?

-- Mark

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