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  • Karl Laurent
    Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question. I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer. I would like to make a podcast for
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      Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
      I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.

      I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
      (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
      password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.

      many thanks
      Karl




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    • Michael
      I know you can password protect shoutcast stations, never thought of it with a podcast. One would think that you could have the podcast in a members only
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        I know you can password protect shoutcast stations, never thought of it with
        a podcast. One would think that you could have the podcast in a members
        only section and without permission into the members only section their
        would be no way to get at the feed�.Though I could be wrong about this idea
        and I am certain someone will most likely show me error of my ways�..



        Michael �tempus� Ringer

        HYPERLINK "http://tempustemper.podomatic.com/"

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        Behalf Of Karl Laurent
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        To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [podcasters] podcast with password



        Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
        I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.

        I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
        (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
        password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.

        many thanks
        Karl

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      • Katronix Serf
        Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point. ... --
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          Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.

          Karl Laurent wrote:
          >
          > Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
          > I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.
          >
          > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
          > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
          > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.
          >
          > many thanks
          > Karl
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
          >

          --
          <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/katsplace"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/katsplace.gif" style="border:0" alt="Kat's Place podcast"/></a>
        • andrew clarke
          ... You can password-protect the RSS feed. If the RSS feed is stored on an Apache web server you can probably use a .htaccess file. The link to the RSS feed
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            On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 05:01:00PM +0100, Karl Laurent wrote:

            > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
            > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
            > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.

            You can password-protect the RSS feed. If the RSS feed is stored on an
            Apache web server you can probably use a .htaccess file. The link
            to the RSS feed would contain the username and password, eg.

            http://username:password@.../podcast.xml
          • andrew clarke
            ... What makes you say that?
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              On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:37:23AM -0800, Katronix Serf wrote:

              > Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.

              What makes you say that?

              > Karl Laurent wrote:
              >
              > > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
              > > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
              > > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.
            • andrew clarke
              ... I forgot to add two things: 1. Your question really boils down to how do I password-protect content on the Web , and isn t podcast-specific. 2. I suspect
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                On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 03:47:05AM +1100, andrew clarke wrote:

                > On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 05:01:00PM +0100, Karl Laurent wrote:
                >
                > > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
                > > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
                > > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.
                >
                > You can password-protect the RSS feed. If the RSS feed is stored on an
                > Apache web server you can probably use a .htaccess file. The link
                > to the RSS feed would contain the username and password, eg.
                >
                > http://username:password@.../podcast.xml

                I forgot to add two things:

                1. Your question really boils down to "how do I password-protect content
                on the Web", and isn't podcast-specific.

                2. I suspect not all podcatching software supports password-protected
                URLs for the RSS feed. You would do well to at least test this with
                iTunes, and other popular podcatching software, whatever that may be.

                Regards
                Andrew
              • Matthew Wayne Selznick
                ... Sure it is. A podcast is any media file (arguably any file) distributed through RSS and available to users via subscription. It can be password
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                  On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                  > Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.

                  Sure it is. A podcast is any media file (arguably any file)
                  distributed through RSS and available to users via subscription. It
                  can be password protected, or not... have a specific audience, or not.

                  I could set up a podcast on a private or corporate intranet for the
                  purpose of distributing information to a specific group. Even though
                  only certain people could get it, it would still be a podcast.

                  Just because it has a restricted audience doesn't mean it's not a
                  podcast. That's like saying what HBO does isn't television because
                  only certain people can see it.

                  --
                  Matthew Wayne Selznick
                  Consultant, Podcaster, Author
                  ************************************

                  MWS Media
                  Podcast consultation, web
                  hosting, and writing services
                  for DIY, independent creators
                  http://www.mwsmedia.com

                  Podiobooks.com
                  The original source of audio
                  books in podcast form.
                  http://www.podiobooks.com

                  Podcasts:
                  The DIY Endeavors Podcast
                  http://www.podmotel.com/diyendeavors
                  Five Minute Memoir
                  http://www.fiveminutememoir.com
                  Sonitotum
                  http://www.mattselznick.com

                  Books:
                  "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the
                  Sovereign Era"
                  http://www.bravemenrun.com
                • Dan Kuykendall
                  podPress supports premium podcasting. http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress look at the documentation pages, and post on the forums any questions -- Dan
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                    podPress supports premium podcasting.

                    http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress

                    look at the documentation pages, and post on the forums any questions

                    --
                    Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
                    http://www.mightyseek.com

                    In God we trust, all others we virus scan.
                    Programmer - an organism that turns coffee into software.


                    Karl Laurent wrote:
                    > Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
                    > I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.
                    >
                    > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
                    > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
                    > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.
                    >
                    > many thanks
                    > Karl
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
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                    >
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                    >
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                  • Dan Kuykendall
                    there is no reason you cant call something a podcast because its behind password protection. To all it a podcast just requires an RSS2 feed with enclosures.
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                      there is no reason you cant call something a podcast because its behind
                      password protection. To all it a podcast just requires an RSS2 feed with
                      enclosures. iTunes and other podcatchers can handle HTTP basic auth for
                      getting to the feeds just fine

                      --
                      Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
                      http://www.mightyseek.com

                      In God we trust, all others we virus scan.
                      Programmer - an organism that turns coffee into software.


                      Katronix Serf wrote:
                      > Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.
                      >
                      > Karl Laurent wrote:
                      >
                      >>Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
                      >>I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.
                      >>
                      >>I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
                      >>(members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
                      >>password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.
                      >>
                      >>many thanks
                      >>Karl
                      >>
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                      >>
                      >>
                      >
                      >
                    • David
                      How do you do this again? Dave
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                        How do you do this again?

                        Dave
                      • Katronix Serf
                        Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as far as the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY concept of a podcast,
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                          Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as far as
                          the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY concept
                          of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).

                          And even HBO, says they aren't TV, they are HBO :-)

                          Matthew Wayne Selznick wrote:
                          >
                          > On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...
                          > <mailto:kat%40thekatsplace.com>> wrote:
                          > > Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.
                          >
                          > Sure it is. A podcast is any media file (arguably any file)
                          > distributed through RSS and available to users via subscription. It
                          > can be password protected, or not... have a specific audience, or not.
                          >
                          > I could set up a podcast on a private or corporate intranet for the
                          > purpose of distributing information to a specific group. Even though
                          > only certain people could get it, it would still be a podcast.
                          >
                          > Just because it has a restricted audience doesn't mean it's not a
                          > podcast. That's like saying what HBO does isn't television because
                          > only certain people can see it.
                          >
                          > --
                          > Matthew Wayne Selznick
                          > Consultant, Podcaster, Author
                          > ************************************
                          >
                          > MWS Media
                          > Podcast consultation, web
                          > hosting, and writing services
                          > for DIY, independent creators
                          > http://www.mwsmedia.com <http://www.mwsmedia.com>
                          >
                          > Podiobooks.com
                          > The original source of audio
                          > books in podcast form.
                          > http://www.podiobooks.com <http://www.podiobooks.com>
                          >
                          > Podcasts:
                          > The DIY Endeavors Podcast
                          > http://www.podmotel.com/diyendeavors
                          > <http://www.podmotel.com/diyendeavors>
                          > Five Minute Memoir
                          > http://www.fiveminutememoir.com <http://www.fiveminutememoir.com>
                          > Sonitotum
                          > http://www.mattselznick.com <http://www.mattselznick.com>
                          >
                          > Books:
                          > "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the
                          > Sovereign Era"
                          > http://www.bravemenrun.com <http://www.bravemenrun.com>
                          >
                          >

                          --
                          <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/katsplace"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/katsplace.gif" style="border:0" alt="Kat's Place podcast"/></a>
                        • Paul Puri
                          ... Well, now your talking about types of podcasters. It takes all kinds. Some do it for money, some do it for work, and some do it for just the love. Just
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                            On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as far as
                            > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY concept
                            > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).
                            >
                            > And even HBO, says they aren't TV, they are HBO :-)


                            Well, now your talking about types of podcasters. It takes all kinds. Some
                            do it for money, some do it for work, and some do it for just the love. Just
                            because someone doesn't label themselves DIY, does not mean it is not a
                            podcast. A podcast is defined by the delivery method. If you can subscribe
                            to it, still a podcast. Just because it is meant for certain people does not
                            make it any less.

                            I understand where your coming from, but we can't exclude people just
                            because it does not fit our idea of what a podcast should be.
                            :>)


                            Paul Puri
                            A Nice Place to Podcast! Podmotel BETA
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                          • Michael W. Dean
                            ... far as ... concept ... === I disagree. It may not be your idea of the purest use of a podcast, but it is a podcast. A podcast is RSS technology being
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                              --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as
                              far as
                              > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY
                              concept
                              > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).
                              >
                              ===

                              I disagree. It may not be your idea of the "purest" use of a podcast,
                              but it is a podcast.

                              A podcast is RSS technology being used to automatically disseminate
                              (usually spoken) media, usually MP3 audio.
                              (How's that for a concise definition most people on here would agree on?)

                              I can see where you're going with this, "If it's corporate, it's
                              bad...." (I've heard that one before...a lot...and have many opinions
                              on it, and frequently opine on various angels of this argument on
                              Clone The Homeless.)

                              But let's say you're specious logic is correct....and corporate stuff
                              is always "bad" and thus "not a podcast." I can think of situations
                              where non- or even anti-corporate people could have a
                              password-protected podcast. Like maybe for use in networking amongst
                              trusted partners in planning some anti-corporate demonstration or
                              action,....etc. A password would help block out infiltrators and spies
                              from the "other" side.

                              (By the way, the password this week is: humus.)


                              MWD
                            • Matthew Wayne Selznick
                              ... I podcast according to the DIY ethic... but it s *my* definition of the DIY ethic. Granted, I do everything I can to encourage others to follow it,
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                                On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                                > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as far as
                                > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY concept
                                > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).

                                I podcast according to the DIY ethic... but it's *my* definition of
                                the DIY ethic. Granted, I do everything I can to encourage others to
                                follow it, because I believe it's healthy for creativity and community
                                media.

                                I can see uses for a limited or restricted distribution. The intranet
                                example I used earlier is one. Communication between members of a
                                club is another. Previewing content between collaborators might be
                                another -- this is something close to what Michael W. Dean does with
                                his "Deal Machine."

                                --
                                Matthew Wayne Selznick
                                Consultant, Podcaster, Author
                                ************************************

                                MWS Media
                                Podcast consultation, web
                                hosting, and writing services
                                for DIY, independent creators
                                http://www.mwsmedia.com

                                Podiobooks.com
                                The original source of audio
                                books in podcast form.
                                http://www.podiobooks.com

                                Podcasts:
                                The DIY Endeavors Podcast
                                http://www.podmotel.com/diyendeavors
                                Five Minute Memoir
                                http://www.fiveminutememoir.com
                                Sonitotum
                                http://www.mattselznick.com

                                Books:
                                "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the
                                Sovereign Era"
                                http://www.bravemenrun.com
                              • Michael W. Dean
                                ... far as ... concept ... ==== The Deal Machine site is however, not password protected. But the idea certainly could be ported to working on an intranet. In
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                                  --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Matthew Wayne Selznick"
                                  <mwselznick@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                                  > > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as
                                  far as
                                  > > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY
                                  concept
                                  > > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).
                                  >
                                  > I podcast according to the DIY ethic... but it's *my* definition of
                                  > the DIY ethic. Granted, I do everything I can to encourage others to
                                  > follow it, because I believe it's healthy for creativity and community
                                  > media.
                                  >
                                  > I can see uses for a limited or restricted distribution. The intranet
                                  > example I used earlier is one. Communication between members of a
                                  > club is another. Previewing content between collaborators might be
                                  > another -- this is something close to what Michael W. Dean does with
                                  > his "Deal Machine."
                                  >
                                  ====
                                  The Deal Machine site is however, not password protected. But the idea
                                  certainly could be ported to working on an intranet. In fact, that's
                                  kind of the idea...a dedicated whiteboard without the whiteboard,
                                  among a group of people working in different locations. Could be used
                                  for very DIY tasks.

                                  MWD
                                  Deal Machine:
                                  http://www.dealmachine.org
                                • Dan Kuykendall
                                  ... I guess I just completely disagree with you. Even your DIY concept doesnt rule our a password protected feed. From wikipedia there is nothing that says the
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                                    Katronix Serf wrote:
                                    > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as far as
                                    > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY concept
                                    > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).

                                    I guess I just completely disagree with you. Even your DIY concept
                                    doesnt rule our a password protected feed.

                                    From wikipedia there is nothing that says the no-restriction aspect is
                                    what defines a podcast. Since iTunes and Juice can both handle HTTP
                                    basic auth, and can download automaticlly from those RSS2 feeds, then it
                                    fully qualifies.

                                    --

                                    A podcast is a media file that is distributed over the Internet using
                                    syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and personal
                                    computers.[1] Like 'radio', it can mean both the content and the method
                                    of syndication. The latter may also be termed podcasting. The host or
                                    author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. The term "podcast" is
                                    derived from Apple's portable music player, the iPod. However, known
                                    synonyms for the word pod are capsule, case, container, hull, husk,
                                    shell, and vessel.[2] A pod refers to a container of some sort and the
                                    idea of broadcasting to a container or pod correctly describes the
                                    process of podcasting.[3] More about the name itself can be found in the
                                    History of podcasting article.

                                    Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming
                                    of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital audio
                                    formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically, using software
                                    capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom.

                                    --
                                    Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
                                    http://www.mightyseek.com

                                    In God we trust, all others we virus scan.
                                    Programmer - an organism that turns coffee into software.
                                  • Andrea Kalli
                                    Personally, I d like to see what others have found for password protecting feeds. I know many educators and coaches would like to be paid for their content and
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                                      Personally, I'd like to see what others have found for password
                                      protecting feeds. I know many educators and coaches would like to be
                                      paid for their content and would like to have that content delivered
                                      in the podcast format.

                                      So far, I have found the following services available for password
                                      protecting a feed:

                                      1) www.screencast.com (says either video or audio)
                                      2) www.premiumpodcast.com (says audio only)
                                      3) www.quickonnex.com (Penny Haynes told me about this one)
                                      4) Feedburner has some password protection available for a feed.
                                      5) SharePoint Services (a password-protected website) has blogs and
                                      RSS feeds now and are available as a hosted solution from many hosts,
                                      such as www.frontpages-web-hosting.com for $20 a month.
                                      6) And already mentioned, Podpress has a Premium Content feature for
                                      protecting individual posts.

                                      I would like to hear of more, if any of you have come across some.
                                      This area is of great interest to many, I believe.

                                      Andrea Kalli

                                      --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Dan Kuykendall <dan@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > Katronix Serf wrote:
                                      > > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as
                                      far as
                                      > > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY
                                      concept
                                      > > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).
                                      >
                                      > I guess I just completely disagree with you. Even your DIY concept
                                      > doesnt rule our a password protected feed.
                                      >
                                      > From wikipedia there is nothing that says the no-restriction
                                      aspect is
                                      > what defines a podcast. Since iTunes and Juice can both handle HTTP
                                      > basic auth, and can download automaticlly from those RSS2 feeds,
                                      then it
                                      > fully qualifies.
                                      >
                                      > --
                                      >
                                      > A podcast is a media file that is distributed over the Internet
                                      using
                                      > syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and
                                      personal
                                      > computers.[1] Like 'radio', it can mean both the content and the
                                      method
                                      > of syndication. The latter may also be termed podcasting. The host
                                      or
                                      > author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. The term "podcast"
                                      is
                                      > derived from Apple's portable music player, the iPod. However,
                                      known
                                      > synonyms for the word pod are capsule, case, container, hull, husk,
                                      > shell, and vessel.[2] A pod refers to a container of some sort and
                                      the
                                      > idea of broadcasting to a container or pod correctly describes the
                                      > process of podcasting.[3] More about the name itself can be found
                                      in the
                                      > History of podcasting article.
                                      >
                                      > Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or
                                      streaming
                                      > of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital
                                      audio
                                      > formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically, using
                                      software
                                      > capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom.
                                      >
                                      > --
                                      > Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
                                      > http://www.mightyseek.com
                                      >
                                      > In God we trust, all others we virus scan.
                                      > Programmer - an organism that turns coffee into software.
                                      >
                                    • David Smith
                                      If an encrypted audio file was still delivered via RSS, I think it probably would be, yes. ... -- Grizzly Podcast:
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                                        If an encrypted audio file was still delivered via RSS, I think it
                                        probably would be, yes.

                                        It was 3 Mar 2007, when Katronix Serf commented:

                                        > Possibly, but its not technically a podcast at that point.
                                        >
                                        > Karl Laurent wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > Hello, I am new on this forum and would like to ask a question.
                                        > > I tried to go trough the posts but did not find an answer.
                                        > >
                                        > > I would like to make a podcast for the members of an organisation
                                        > > (members only). Is it possible to protect this podcast with a
                                        > > password, so that outsiders can't reach it or can't listen to it.

                                        --
                                        Grizzly <grizzly at grizzly.podzone.org>
                                        Podcast: <http://grizzly.libsyn.com>
                                        What's it about? It's about five or
                                        ten minutes. Sometimes more.
                                      • David Smith
                                        ... My original thought was, Of course, public key encryption... no, waitaminute... because if the decryption key is public, that kinda defeats the privacy.
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                                          It was 3 Mar 2007, when Michael W. Dean commented:


                                          > --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Matthew Wayne Selznick"
                                          > <mwselznick@...> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > On 3/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
                                          > > > Ok, technically as in how its encoded its still a podcast, but as
                                          > far as
                                          > > > the no-restriction, open voice etc. etc. that is part of the DIY
                                          > concept
                                          > > > of a podcast, its technically not a podcast :-).
                                          > >
                                          > > I podcast according to the DIY ethic... but it's *my* definition of
                                          > > the DIY ethic. Granted, I do everything I can to encourage others to
                                          > > follow it, because I believe it's healthy for creativity and community
                                          > > media.
                                          > >
                                          > > I can see uses for a limited or restricted distribution. The intranet
                                          > > example I used earlier is one. Communication between members of a club
                                          > > is another. Previewing content between collaborators might be another --
                                          > > this is something close to what Michael W. Dean does with his "Deal
                                          > > Machine."
                                          > >
                                          > ====
                                          > The Deal Machine site is however, not password protected. But the idea
                                          > certainly could be ported to working on an intranet. In fact, that's kind
                                          > of the idea...a dedicated whiteboard without the whiteboard, among a group
                                          > of people working in different locations. Could be used for very DIY tasks.
                                          >
                                          > MWD
                                          > Deal Machine:
                                          > http://www.dealmachine.org

                                          My original thought was, "Of course, public key encryption... no,
                                          waitaminute..." because if the decryption key is public, that kinda
                                          defeats the privacy. With that, you'd have to encrypt with the public key
                                          of each person to receive it. So you might as well use a single key, I
                                          suppose. But simply encrypting the audio file, then distributing it with
                                          a fairly conventional RSS feed should serve the purpose quite simply,
                                          given a practical and secure method to distribute the key(s).

                                          I was setting up a maillist on my Mercury server this morning, and noticed
                                          that Mercury has the option to encrypt mail being sent by the list, at
                                          least with a single key setup, the kind that Pegasus can use inherently.
                                          Might be sufficient to the purpose. Didn't dig into it far enough to be
                                          sure how much it'd do, though.

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                                        • Dan Kuykendall
                                          ... As I mentioned before, podPress can handle this as well so that you dont need to deal with some outside service. http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress
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                                            Andrea Kalli wrote:
                                            > Personally, I'd like to see what others have found for password
                                            > protecting feeds. I know many educators and coaches would like to be
                                            > paid for their content and would like to have that content delivered
                                            > in the podcast format.
                                            >
                                            > So far, I have found the following services available for password
                                            > protecting a feed:
                                            >
                                            > 1) www.screencast.com (says either video or audio)
                                            > 2) www.premiumpodcast.com (says audio only)
                                            > 3) www.quickonnex.com (Penny Haynes told me about this one)
                                            > 4) Feedburner has some password protection available for a feed.
                                            > 5) SharePoint Services (a password-protected website) has blogs and
                                            > RSS feeds now and are available as a hosted solution from many hosts,
                                            > such as www.frontpages-web-hosting.com for $20 a month.
                                            > 6) And already mentioned, Podpress has a Premium Content feature for
                                            > protecting individual posts.
                                            >
                                            > I would like to hear of more, if any of you have come across some.
                                            > This area is of great interest to many, I believe.

                                            As I mentioned before, podPress can handle this as well so that you dont
                                            need to deal with some outside service.

                                            http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress

                                            http://www.podcasterswiki.com/index.php?title=PodPress_Documentation#Premium_Podcasting

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                                            Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
                                            http://www.mightyseek.com

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