[Icecast] YP registration for Authenticated streams

Thomas B. Rücker thomas at ruecker.fi
Wed Aug 8 05:41:05 UTC 2018


On 08/07/2018 08:21 PM, Dave Serls wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:20:07 +0200
> "Marvin Scholz" <epirat07 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 7 Aug 2018, at 20:55, Dave Serls wrote:
>>>  Is it possible to register ones icecast streams at dir.xiph.org if 
>>> they require
>>>  URL authentication?  
>> Why would it be useful to have streams in the directory that users can 
>> not listen
>> to because they require auth?
>   Ah. Answering a question with a question.
>   I do not know if dir.xiph.org is included as a standard for internet radio appliances.
>   Or is included in searches made from other sites.
>   I am only interested in servicing users who may also use my email server, who will
>   provide IP addresses that have been white-listed here for URL auth.

It is far easier for us to really help people if we understand their
Personally I've seen probably 70% of user questions for projects that
I'm involved in arrive at solutions that were different from the
original technical question setting. So while answering a question with
a question maybe doesn't feel very nice, I can understand why Marvin did
so. My answer would probably have been "Not really, but could you explain…"
In your case we'd probably suggest to address this possible use-case in
a different way. If you'd be interested in actually solving your issue
instead of an answer to one particular technical aspect that is.

>   Now can you provide an answer to my question?

No, we kindly ask you not to attempt to list streams that need
authentication of any kind. The directory is intended for freely
accessible streams.
Also we would prefer if people wouldn't list geo-blocked streams.
Currently there are a quite a few and we're working on addressing this.

Best regards,

Thomas B. Ruecker

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