Distribution server URLs

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Distribution servers cannot use announcement files to connect to a publishing point. If you are using a distribution server to stream content from an origin server, you can use the following URL formats to connect to the origin server from the distribution server:

  • If the origin server is inside a firewall, use rtsp://origin_server/publishing_point.

  • If the origin server is separated from the distribution server by a firewall and an RTSP port cannot be opened by the firewall administrator, use http://origin_server/publishing_point.

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