[vlc-devel] Why is VLM using stream_UrlNew?

Jean-Paul Saman jpsaman at videolan.org
Mon May 12 19:33:22 CEST 2008

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 	Hello,
> VLM is currently using VLC stream_* to read the configuration file. I, hmm, 
> wonder if there is really a use case for reading a VLM script anywhere but 
> from the filesystem.
> This is normally not a security problem per se. Users can simply not 
> run "vlc --vlm-conf http://www.haxors.com/". Still, it does not seem like a 
> terrible idea to me.
> I would propose replacing stream_* with regular <stdio.h> FILE functions, 
> unless someone has a real use case for this (mis?)feature.
> Regards,
no objection here.

Jean-Paul Saman.

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