[Red5] Is there any way to restrict connections by httprefererlike the vhost.xml <Allow> tag in FMS?
walter at waltertak.com
Fri Feb 15 05:49:55 PST 2008
It is a simple solution that isn't waterproof. But it's better than having a non-protected swf that can be copied to any domain and is able to connect to your red5 server.
A simple check between swf, script and red5 would stop the 99% freeloaders and that was the idea.
For mission critical apps I'd recommend some challenge-response system and tokens that can only be issued once and expire after a few minutes. Then only man-in-the-middle attacks are possible and session-hijacking, but I don't consider hijacking a real problem for most applications since not so many ppl are able to snif YOUR connection to a remote Red5 server. (only network-admins can do that on your company/school-lan and on the receiving red5-server-lan at the ISP).
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From: Dan Rossi
To: red5 at osflash.org
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Red5] Is there any way to restrict connections by httprefererlike the vhost.xml <Allow> tag in FMS?
On 15/02/2008, at 11:12 PM, Walter Tak wrote:
Why don't you send a "secret password" from the swf to Red5 so Red5 can verify that it's really one of your own swf's that's calling/using Red5 ?
Flash is sniffable ? Thats why there should be a token system somehow put in place. I tried but i cannot figure out session handling yet.
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