[Icecast] Using authentication just for metrics

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Tue Aug 24 00:52:55 UTC 2010

On 24/08/10 00:32, Nicholas Young wrote:
> Hey -
> I'm researching what it would take to just use authentication in Icecast
> (like the POSTing to a URL) for metrics, rather than actually authenticating
> the user.
> Icecast doesn't pass in the listener's IP address as part of the POST, or
> does it? If so, is there something I could turn off that would prevent the
> user from being
> prompted for authentication?

The IP is part of the POST sent by listener_add, and as long as you send 
back the icecast-auth-user header (and no other restrictions apply like 
max-listeners) then your listeners will not notice.


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