The Shoutcast DNAS employs browser sniffing when accessing its admin page (http://SERVER:8000/admin.cgi?pass=PASSWORD), and it seems to completely block
browsers that don't have 'mozilla' in their user-agent string.
Being an Opera user, this is really inconvenient, and it means I have to pretend to be IE whenever I want to get the admin page.
I understand there is a need for the server to distinguish between browsers and players, but surely there's a better solution than to sniff for, and block, any non-IE/Moz based browser? If not, then at the very
least, it could allow Opera access by looking for 'opera' in the user-agent...
Shoutcast, otherwise, is a great product. But browser sniffing under any
circumstances is undesirable, and Opera (and probably other non-IE/Moz) users shouldn't have to spoof their user-agent just to access their shoutcast server.
Thanks for your time.