[vlc-devel] VLC RTSP Server Support for Keep-Alive Messages to Kill Orphaned Streams?
rob.krakora at messagenetsystems.com
Wed Jul 15 18:59:17 CEST 2009
2009/7/15 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:35:34 -0400, Robert Krakora
> <rob.krakora at messagenetsystems.com> wrote:
>> First of all, thanks for a great application. I have been using VLC
>> since 2002 and I love it. I just downloaded and build VLC 1.0.0 with
>> the options that I normally enable. However, I have noticed that the
>> VLC RTSP server code still does not implement a keep-alive mechanism
>> to kill orphaned streams. Is this planned to be implemented sometime
>> in the future? Are you looking for someone to implement it?
> Currently, the VLC RTSP server has no support for receiving RTCP-RR
> packets, which is one possible way for an RTSP client to signal its
> liveliness. Until this is implemented, timing out clients based solely on
> RTSP activity risks breaking interoperability with well-behaving RTSP
> It should be a few days worth of work for RTSP broadcast mode. For VOD, I
> would not be so optimistic...
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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I would be glad to work on this. I have a lot of experience with a
variety of RTSP server and RTSP client stacks. Usually, clients seem
to send benign RTSP requests such as GET_PARAMETER to keep the session
open. Barring software modification is there any other viable
solution that enables one to terminate an orphaned RTSP session?
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