What are the network requirements for Hive Streaming?

The Hive Streaming service depends upon three types of communications:

  1. Outbound requests to the HIVE Cloud Services (signaling, telemetry & logging only)
  2. Internal network communication to and between HIVE endpoints (signaling & video fragments)
  3. Outbound requests to your chosen video platform provider's application and CDN (video fragments)

1. Outbound requests to the HIVE Cloud Services

For HIVE endpoints to function on your network, please bypass any web proxy or remove inspection, authentication and reputation lookup services for outbound HTTPS requests (including WebSockets) to the following domains:

  • *.hivestreaming.com
  • *.streaming.mediaservices.windows.net

Note: If wildcard access is prohibited or static IP addresses are needed for firewall configuration, additional details are available /wiki/spaces/HKB/pages/810352891.

2. Internal network communication to and between HIVE endpoints

HIVE endpoints must be able to receive communications from the local web browser and communicate with one another across the internal corporate network:

  • The HIVE Client "listens" on a special local machine address (commonly referred to as the loopback adapter). Please ensure requests from installed web browsers to this local machine address (127.0.0.1) bypass any web proxy.
  • UDP communication must be permitted inside the corporate network.

Note: The UDP port range used by the HIVE Client inside the network may be customized to prevent conflicts with other applications, contact your HIVE Technical Account Manager (TAM) for more information.

3. Outbound requests to your chosen video platform provider's application and CDN

Your chosen video platform provider may require additional rules to support access to their application(s) and CDN (Content Delivery Network). Contact your video platform provider for additional details.

Additional requirements for HIVE WebRTC

For HIVE WebRTC, our next-generation WebRTC-based distribution solution, we recommend two additional rules:

  • Outbound TCP/3478 and UDP/3478 (STUN) - Open internet
  • Outbound UDP/53 (DNS) - Open internet

NOTE: These are standard WebRTC communications that may already be enabled on your network (if you already use WebRTC applications)