[rtmpdump] Akamai authentication support

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Mon Jul 25 11:08:01 CEST 2011

On Sun, 24 Jul 2011, Martin Storsjö wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Jul 2011, Howard Chu wrote:
> > Martin Storsjö wrote:
> > > The second way of authenticating with these servers, as implemented by
> > > David Keeffe, requires you to add conn=S:encoder:<username>  to the
> > > rtmp url. When this is added, the server lets the client in directly, and
> > > then sends the challenge and allows the client to respond to the challenge
> > > - all inline within one session.
> > 
> > Sounds better, but is it specific to Akamai, or valid across other servers
> > too?
> I'm not sure, it does sound kinda hacky/nonstandard, but you never know. 
> It has the upside of both being more straight-forward (requiring no 
> reconnections), and the patch is much smaller. I'll try to mail David and 
> ask where he got the specs or what he reverse-engineered for that one.

He replied that this is akamai-specific, and based on akamai's own 
actionscript for publishing to their servers, google for AkamaiFCSPublish 
and you'll find it.

So given this, the other approach seems to be the more generic one.

// Martin

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