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April 1, 2003

Streaming Servitude

In addition to being my desktop, Golem is my mailserver/webserver/… and my QuicktimeStreamingServer. This poses a problem because some people have their Quicktime client software configured to use HTTP/Port80 instead of RTSP/Port554. So, when they click “play” on one of the movies, the request is received by Apache instead of QTSS, and they get a 404. It doesn’t matter what garish warning I put on the web page, my Apache error logs show that some people can’t or won’t change their settings.

A few days ago, I realized that this was yet another job for mod_rewrite!

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /moviedir/
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} QuickTime|QTS
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://golem.ph.utexas.edu:554/moviedir/$1 [L,R]

In other news, OpenSSH 3.6 is out.

And I decided to do the pure-CSS button thingie for my RSS feeds because the sidebar of my blog just didn’t have enough buttons.

P.S.: In case you couldn’t tell, it’s a spoof.

Posted by distler at April 1, 2003 10:14 AM

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