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Re: Problems dealing with Authorization in RTSP

From: Christopher Conroy <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:32:52 -0400

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010, Tello Oraa wrote:
>> It doesn't work because it's not implemented yet.
>> *  -digest authentication
>> OK, I didn't see that in the TODO list on the website, maybe it could be
>> good idea to add it?
>> I'll try to implement at least digest authentication and share it if it
>> works, any idea about where should I start ?
> Well, Digest already works fine for HTTP so I would imagine that what is
> lacking is some added care that make sure it can also be used in the RTSP
> case.
> I would suggest you take a look at a few Digest-using test cases, read up on
> the digest code, write up a test case for Digest for RTSP and then start
> working on making it go through fine!

FYI: The bulk of the rtsp logic is in rtsp.c. The basic strategy of
the code is to piggyback on the HTTP code as much as possible, and in
fact, the rtsp struct is the http struct plus some extra stuff.

Of all the TODO items, i think this is the lowest hanging fruit.

Chris Conroy
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Received on 2010-08-06