[Icecast] Tricking the Shoutcast YP

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sun Sep 19 18:23:12 PDT 2004


On Sunday 19 September 2004 05:44, Jason wrote:
> Has anyone had luck in tricking the Shoutcast YP to allow icecast feeds?

Others have given you some hints as to what would be needed if you wanted to 
change the code to trick the shoutcast directory into listing you, but I 
thought I'd give a bit of reasoning here as to why icecast doesn't already do 
this.

The shoutcast people have (through their policy of banning people who do this) 
made it very clear that non-shoutcast servers aren't welcome on their 
directory listings. If we made icecast fake the appropriate responses, they'd 
just change the server to check something else, or ban all the sites using 
this feature - it wouldn't help for long. So we think it'd be a waste of 
time. 

Mike



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