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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting by Curtis Franklin, George Colombo

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Chapter 10. In-House Syndication

Most people who take up podcasting as a hobby care about getting their podcasts on as many MP3 players as possible. When podcasting becomes a business tool, though, suddenly the focus can turn to controlling who is able to download and listen to the podcast.

The key to controlling access is secure distribution, where you require your listeners to provide a user name and password, or you place limits on the computers that can get to the RSS feed by explicitly placing addresses or names in an access control list. While you might hear that there is no way to make an RSS feed secure, ...

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