[Icecast] on-demand static file security

Fred Black fred at batanga.com
Thu Jul 28 19:17:14 PDT 2005

Is it possible to relay the on-demand static file from one icecast server to
another?  This way, the Icecast server with the actual source files could be
protected, etc.  Or would this accomplish anything?  


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Heyes [mailto:karl at xiph.org] 
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:14 PM
To: Fred Black
Cc: 'icecast'
Subject: Re: [Icecast] on-demand static file security

On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 02:57, Fred Black wrote:
> Is there a way to protect on-demand mp3 files from being downloaded 
> vs. just played in a player?
> If I put the link in a m3u or playlist file, someone can look there 
> and get the link to the file and then download it.

not really, because there really isn't much difference between them, icecast
has to rely on the information provided, like useragent or maybe query
parameters on the URL, but those can be faked.


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