[Icecast] How to reach listeners behind corporate firewall

Balint Jacint bjacint at kvark.hu
Sun Jun 5 12:45:27 PDT 2005


Hi,

I know two solutions for that.
1. You set up icecast to broadcast on the 80 port (there's a <port> tag 
in the xml). If you run a webserver on the same machine, then you can't 
do this.
2. If you run a webserver on the 80 port, you can set up the webserver 
to relay the stream through it. If you use apache, you need something 
like this in your httpd.conf:

<VirtualHost IP_ADDRESS>
    ServerName stream.company.com
    ErrorLog /var/log/apache/stream_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/apache/stream_access.log combined
    ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:8000/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://127.0.0.1:8000/
</VirtualHost>

After this the users can connect to 
http://stream.company.com:80/[stream_path].
This case in the stream's log all connections come from 127.0.0.1, but 
the original IP addresses are recorded in the apache's log.

Yours,
Jacint


Ron Blok wrote:

>Hi fellow icecast users,
>
>I get more an d more complaints from listeners who are trying to listen to
>our stream behind a firewall.
>It seams that more and more companies block port 8000 in their firewalls.
>
>Is there a solution for these cases ? I have somewhere read something about
>streaming on port 80 instead of 8000.
>Is this the solution ? Or ???
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Ron
>



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