Syntax for distribution server connections

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Distribution servers connect to origin servers by using a connection protocol. Use the following information to determine the URL syntax that the distribution server should use.

 

Origin server Scenario Syntax

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on an intranet. Some data loss between servers is acceptable, so UDP transport can be used.

rtsp://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on an intranet. Data loss is not acceptable, so TCP transport must be used.

rtspt://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on separate networks and need to connect through a firewall.

http://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later (multicast)

Server is rebroadcasting a multicast stream to a network segment that is not multicast-enabled.

MCast://%systemdrive%\Wmpub\Wmroot\file.nsc

-or-

MCast://\\computer\Inetpub\Wwwroot\file.nsc

Windows Media Services 4.1 (unicast)

Server is rebroadcasting unicast content from a server running Windows 2000 Server.

http://server/publishing_point/file

Windows Media Services 4.1 (multicast)

Server is rebroadcasting multicast content from a server running Windows 2000 Server

mcast://\\server\shared_folder\station.nsc

noteNote
When setting up distribution servers to use Fast Streaming, use the RTSPU, RTSPT, or HTTP protocols to connect to the origin server.

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