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July 7, 2006, 14:00:39
Is it possible to pass user name and password when initializing the IP Camera filter? If so, how?

History of problem:

I am still attempting to understand the idiosyncracies of accessing this Sony camera. When I monitor ethernet traffic between the camera and the PC connected to the camera, using commercial software that targets the SNC-RZ50N camera, I see that the PC sends a request for the video:

"GET /oneshotimage.jpg HTTP/1.1"

The camera responds:

"Unauthorized. Your client does not have permission toget URL /oneshotimage.jpg from this server"

The PC again requests the video:

"Get /oneshotimage.jpg HTTP/1.1"

This time the PC also sends username and password. The camera responds by sending the appropriate video. After passing the username and password one time only, the PC successfully requests the video using:
"GET /oneshotimage.jpg HTTP/1.1" (no username or password).

I have attached a file to this post containing the packet information described above. Packet #4 is the initial request from the PC. Packet 6 is the camera's "unauthorized request" message and packet 14 is the PC's successfull request for video. This file may be opened with any text viewer (Notepad, EditPadLite, etc.).

Thank you for any and all assistance.

Bob Lee
Recall Technologies, Inc.

Marc Cymontkowski
July 7, 2006, 20:45:16
Hi Bob,

Please try


Best Regards,

Marc Cymontkowski

July 10, 2006, 17:08:20

Thanks for the information. Your suggestion does in fact pass the username and password to the camera. However, I do not know where or what "cgi" file starts the video transfer. I am beginning to believe that this Sony camera operates differently from the Axis cameras. Maybe, an ActiveX transferred to my PC controls video transfer. I am not well versed in IP/Network cameras enough to know all of the methodologies used in video transfer. It has been suggested to me that maybe its time to begin "studying" IP camera video transfer methods.

Any suggestions regarding material to study? Are you aware of any way to "browse" the FLASH in the camera?

Again, Thanks for the information.


Marc Cymontkowski
July 10, 2006, 20:22:11

Can you please try 'http://user:password@ip_address/image'? Just found that information on the web, but it was mentioned to work with SNC-RZ30.

Example for CGI parameters:

Best Regards,