[Icecast] Identify listeners on log reports

Mark Foster mark at soundreef.com
Wed Jun 24 08:19:16 UTC 2015

Hi Marius,
thanks for your reply.

URL auth via usern/pass seems what I need.

I fail to understand is if and how would that reflect on logs.

Care to elaborate further?

Thank you

Mark Foster

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Marius Flage <marius at flage.org> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> You can maybe look at authentication:
> http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/auth.html ?
> I guess you need some way to differentiate the different users from each
> other, either by IP address (though not that accurate) or by
> username/password. Authentication can solve both cases for you.
> I myself have used the authentication to provide some better logging,
> but the users themselves are blissfully unaware that "authentication" is
> happening - as all users are allowed access.
> - Marius
> On 06/24/2015 08:53 AM, Mark Foster wrote:
> > We have businesses users listening to 17 different icecast streams.
> > We're looking for a way to identify via icecast logs what each user is
> > listening.
> >
> > At the moment in order to do so, we're cloning the streams for each
> > user, so that separate logs are generated.
> > As the number of user grow, this approach is becoming unsustainable.
> >
> > Is there an alternative, more lean way to do this?
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