[Icecast] YP registration for Authenticated streams

Dave Serls dave at dashs.denver.co.us
Wed Aug 8 14:23:42 UTC 2018

On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 05:41:05 +0000
"Thomas B. Rücker" <thomas at ruecker.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> motivation.
> 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

  Thanks for your reply.  I wasn't attempting to be confrontational, only
  conversational.  The folks at Icecast have always been helpful and civil.
  As a matter of fact, Marvin helped me to implement URL auth on #icecast,
  if his handle is "ePirat".  So thanks, Herr Scholz.
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