[Icecast] change port in autogenerated playlist links

Marko Cupać marko.cupac at mimar.rs
Sun Jan 25 10:05:05 PST 2015


On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:31:10 +0000
"Thomas B. Rücker" <thomas at ruecker.fi> wrote:

> On 01/25/2015 04:22 PM, Marko Cupać wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:06:45 +0000
> > "Thomas B. Rücker" <thomas at ruecker.fi> wrote:
> >
> >> On 01/25/2015 02:27 PM, Marko Cupać wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I am using icecast2-2.4.1,1 on FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE. In order to be able
> >>> to stream on port 80, I have redirected port 8080 to port 80 by means of
> >>> firewall on icecast server itself (packet filter):
> >> <snip />
> >>
> >> Sorry to say, but "you're holding it wrong", also we just don't support
> >> this.
> > I agree this setup is "unusual",
> 
> It's actually quite common. After all port 80 is _the_ IANA port for
> HTTP (and so is 443 for HTTPS, which we support too).
> 
> 
> >  and I understand you don't support it,
> > but I do not see what makes it "wrong".
> 
> It was a joke in reference to:
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=You%27re+Holding+It+Wrong
> Sort of self-criticizing, as there are a couple of issues with how we
> are handling ports and URLs in the generated playlists. This will likely
> improve once we get around to rewriting our HTTP engine to support HTTP
> 1.1, which is a target for the feature release following after 2.5, so
> likely in about 2 years. No promise if we will work 100% on port
> redirects, that's always a problem to support.
> Also we could document the case of port 80/443 explicitly.
> 
> 
> >> The proper way to do this is to configure <security><changeowner> and
> >> start Icecast as root. It will then bind to port 80 and drop itself to
> >> the restricted user/group provided.
> > I am starting icecast as root (by rc script), and I was already changing
> > owner to nobody/nogroup as suggested in example config file. So all I
> > needed to do was to change the port.
> >
> > Thank you,
> 
> Glad you got it sorted.
> 
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Thomas

Hey, I'm new here... I guess it will take some time for me to get into
the mood :)

Thank you for thorough explanation.

Stay fresh,
-- 
Marko Cupać
https://www.mimar.rs


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