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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�..



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      From: podcasters@yahoogroups.com [mailto:podcasters@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Karl Laurent
      Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:01 AM
      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]
        >
        >

        --
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      • 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
        Message 3 of 20 , Mar 3, 2007
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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?
          Message 4 of 20 , Mar 3, 2007
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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
            Message 5 of 20 , Mar 3, 2007
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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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                • 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
                    >>
                    >>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >>
                    >>
                    >
                    >
                  • 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,
                      Message 10 of 20 , Mar 3, 2007
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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.
                          :>)


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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
                                Message 15 of 20 , Mar 3, 2007
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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)
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