WMS HTTP Server
Control Protocol - general properties
The WMS HTTP Server Control Protocol plug-in is used to control
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming from your server. You
can configure the following options for this plug-in.
Settings in this area define how the control
protocol can use IP addresses on your server.
Allow all IP addresses to use this protocol
Select this option to allow all of the IP addresses
on your server to use HTTP when streaming content.
Allow selected IP addresses to use this
Select this option to allow only those IP addresses
you select in the IP address list to use HTTP when streaming
content. This option is useful if you have created multiple IP
addresses on your server.
Settings in the area define the port used by the
Use default port
Select this option to use the default HTTP
streaming port 80.
Use other port
Select this option to specify a different port to
use with HTTP streaming, and then type the port you want to use in
the space provided.
Changes made to this plug-in are applied to new
client connection requests only. Clients that are already connected
to the server are not affected.
Attempting to use Windows Media Services and a
Web service such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
concurrently on a server can cause conflicts because both services
attempt to bind to port 80 by default. You can avoid port conflicts
by assigning Windows Media Services to a different port or by
creating additional IP addresses so that each service can use port
80 on a separate IP address. For more information, see To add IP
addresses to resolve port 80 conflicts.
If a server control protocol plug-in is enabled
on a Windows Media server with multiple network interface cards,
you can prevent IP addresses from using a certain protocol by
selecting those addresses in Allow selected IP addresses to use
this protocol. If you select Allow selected IP addresses to
use this protocol but don't select any of the IP addresses
listed, all IP addresses will be allowed to use the protocol. If
you do not want to allow any of the IP addresses to use the
protocol, you should disable the server control protocol
Windows Media Services is Internet Protocol
version 6 (IPv6) enabled. IPv6 is the newest version of the
Internet Protocol and was designed to accommodate the rapidly
increasing demand for unique IP addresses. IPv6 increases the IP
address size from 32 bits to 128 bits to support more levels of
addressing hierarchy and a greater number of addressable nodes. Not
all networks are configured to use IPv6, but Windows Media Services
will automatically use it when it is available. For more
information about IPv6, refer to the IPv6 page at the Microsoft Web site.