Many streaming media businesses are
geographical or network location.
This may be a local streaming provider which want to concentrate on the relevant audience.
WMSPanel can set up the following behavior for Wowza Streaming Engine.
Connections control is made by panel agent installed on server side.
entities may be
entire server, virtual host, application, application instance, separate stream.
To define restriction settings on server side,
must be notified about it. The set up is made via WMSAuth feature set.
In WMSAuth, every restriction may be applied to a group of servers. So the first thing to do is to create a group and assign one or more Wowza servers to it. Check these screenshots for details.
Within a group, there may be several rules, each working with its
set of Wowza entities.
Just click on "Add rule" to enter rule creation page.
Check this screenshot to see how you can specify Wowza
vHost, application, instance or stream
You can also see WMSAuth group description
in this blog post.
Now you can scroll to allow/deny lists and just add designated countries in there by clicking on nice
buttons. Please notice that
have top priority over
of countries and ranges.
You may set up special IP ranges in allow/deny as well. Like as exception for either lists. For this, just click on "Add or manage custom IP range"
and add CIDRs of ranges you need.
Now the agent will be checking
each incoming request IP
for being in deny list for geo-location and IP ranges. If the IP belongs to denied conditions, the connection will be
it takes just several milliseconds.
You may combine this functionality with
connections and bandwidth
as well as
pay-per-view feature set.
Location restriction works regardless of WMSPanel availability. If your server can't connect to WMSPanel for some reason, the restriction will still work perfectly. Once the rules are set up, the control panel is not used anymore.
Check the FAQ.
Please also check
to see common questions and answers from other companies.
This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind(c), available from http://www.maxmind.com
The geo-location restriction is also
available in Nimble Streamer.
is a light-weight freeware
media server for RTMP, HLS
and other protocols. You can use it as efficient edge and origin server for live and VOD streaming.
Read this article
to see how to set up geo-block and IP limitations there.
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