[Icecast] Multiple mountpoints and ports

kit therealkitman at iinet.net.au
Wed Jun 16 01:27:36 UTC 2021

Hi Jordan,

So does it matter if all authenticated mountpoints use the same port eg 

BTW - Mixxx allows multiple usernames.



On 16/6/21 8:45 am, Jordan Erickson wrote:
> Hey Chris,
> That's not really how Icecast mountpoints work. You'd be much better 
> off doing source level authentication per-mountpoint. Using different 
> ports doesn't help your situation unless you're doing some fancy 
> firewalling but if you have a username/password pair entered 
> per-mountpoint in the config you can separate any number of 
> mountpoints securely. Just note that some source clients (not sure 
> about Mixxx, I use Cool Mic) only allow a 'source' username for 
> connecting to Icecast. I believe you can still specify a password 
> per-mountpoint without username.
> Cheers,
> Jordan Erickson
> On 6/15/21 5:19 PM, kit wrote:
>> Hi Geoff,
>> My use case is that I have put an icecast server in the cloud. I want 
>> to stream my stuff on one port and let my friend stream their stuff 
>> on a different port. I would worry that if they accidentally entered 
>> the same port as mine in the source client (eg Mixxx) - eg 
>> http://serverip:8000/mystream8000 and 
>> http://serverip:8000/friendsstream8001- it would screw up both our 
>> streams.
>> Basically I'm looking at this like a safety mechanism, particularly 
>> if I want to add a 3rd stream for another friend.
>> Regards,
>> Chris.
>> On 14/6/21 6:00 pm, Geoff Shang wrote:
>>> On Mon, 14 Jun 2021, kit wrote:
>>>> Is it possible to assign specific ports to mountpoints in such a 
>>>> way that stream8001 can't use port 8000 but only work on port 8001?
>>> I don't think so.
>>> YOu can set up mount aliases that are port-specific but I don't know 
>>> of a way of preventing access to other mounts.
>>> So for example, you could put your streams on stream1 and stream2 
>>> and set up an alias called stream8000 which specifies port
>>> 8000 to point to stream1, and an alias stream8001 which is specific 
>>> to port 8001 which points to stream2.
>>> Then you could publicise the aliases and hide the original mounts so 
>>> in theory no-one should find them.  But I don't think that you'd be 
>>> able to prevent access to stream1 or stream2 on either port if 
>>> someone actually did find them.
>>> I'm curious to know what your use case is.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Geoff.
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