[vlc-devel] Re: authentication (login/password) on multicast

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Tue Jul 26 18:48:33 CEST 2005

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005, tanveer wrote :
> Dear Remi, 
> Thank you for the reply.  And if were here, you could 
> see my big smile while reading your mail.  THIS is 
> exactly what I, along with my other partner, had 
> discussed last night.  :)  Unicast Authentication, 
> Encrypt - Decrypt, chances of simultaneous use etc.  
> I feel really great of myself that I've started 
> thinking like you fine ppl do.  :)  
> I'll definitely let you know if we can come up with 
> something.  Actually, I was looking for if VLC-stream,
> a.k.a. VLS, has already done this kind things.  
> Basically we are planning for a CAS at VLS-end and 
> one Authenticator + some other things upon 
> VLC-player.  
> And you are quite right.  You have got my view 
> perfectly.  Any comments from Remi or anyone else
> will be a big help for us.  If any other developer 
> working on this issue, I like to discuss things.  
> Thank you.  This list is really helpful.  

Well, such things have already been done by some people in this
direction. Nothing that has been released however AFAIK.

Basically, you'll need to build a keyserver, and to extend the client
VLC to ask for the key upon stream opening. That shoudn't be too much
of an issue.


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