[Icecast] user Authentication - fail to add an user

Joel Ebel jbebel at ncsu.edu
Thu Feb 3 07:21:57 PST 2005

Michael Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:10:50 +1000, Geoff Shang <geoff at hitsandpieces.net> wrote:
>>Ron Blok wrote:
>>>Could it be a file/directory permission issue ?
>>I have a vague recollection that the file needs to be able to be opened for
>>writing as well as reading, if that helps.
> Your recollection is correct - for adding or removing users, you need
> to be able to write to it.
> If you don't use that bit (i.e. you're only using it for
> authentication, and you're not changing the list of users that is
> allowed), then it only needs to be opened for writing.

I think you mean reading.  It's important to note that it has to have 
permissions for reading and if necessary for writing, by the user 
icecast is run as.  If you use the changeowner option in the config 
file, make sure the password file has appropriate access for that user 
or group.


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