How to re-stream RTSP stream with Wowza Media Server

When publishing live streams to the public from IP camera or other source, you will in most cases need a streaming server to re-stream the source for security purposes and to be able to handle the traffic. Wowza is great for that! Here’s how to install it and set up a live RTSP re-stream.

Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

1. Add non-free packages to apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)

Add "non-free" behind "main" for all lines in the file. For example, change:
deb squeeze main
deb-src squeeze main
deb squeeze main non-free
deb-src squeeze main non-free
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Replacing OpenSSH server with dropbear

dropbear is a SSH 2 server and client designed to be small enough to be used in small memory environments, while still being functional and secure enough for general use.

It implements most required features of the SSH 2 protocol, and other features such as X11 and authentication agent forwarding.

1. Install dropbear

apt-get install dropbear
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Configuring port forwarding with rinetd

inetd redirects TCP connections from one IP address and port to another. rinetd is a single-process server which handles any number of connections to the address/port pairs specified in the file /etc/rinetd.conf. Since rinetd runs as a single process using nonblocking I/O, it is able to redirect a large number of connections without a severe impact on the machine. This makes it practical to run TCP services on machines inside an IP masquerading firewall.

1. Install rinetd

apt-get install rinetd
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Installing and configuring Samba

Samba is a free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol providing file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a domain member. It can also be part of an Active Directory domain.

1. Install the base packages

apt-get install samba
> WORKGROUP (Type the workgroup you would like to use here)
> No
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Setting up NFS client/server

Network File System (NFS) is a network file system protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1983, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network as easily as if the network devices were attached to its local disks.


1. Install the server package

apt-get install nfs-kernel-server
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