[Bug 659186] New: Disallow seek in live streaming

GStreamer (bugzilla.gnome.org) bugzilla at gnome.org
Thu Sep 15 13:47:18 PDT 2011

  GStreamer | gst-rtsp-server | 0.10.36

           Summary: Disallow seek in live streaming
    Classification: Platform
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: 0.10.36
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: gst-rtsp-server
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: vgottardi at hotmail.com
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
     GNOME version: ---

Run test-readme.c and use two VLC instances to test. The first runs fine, but
the second one triggers a seek which could result in both clients being

VLC puts "Range: npt=0.000-" in the PLAY command which triggers a seek to time
0. It could be considered a bug in VLC. The correct request should be "Range:
npt=now-". In any case, the point is that a misbehaving client can bring down
all clients.

Seek should not be allowed in live streams. I guess the best thing is to ignore
the Range in the PLAY request.

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