Thanks for the valid points you raised about stream aliasing. At the moment we provide this feature to allow the server to protect streams from unauthorized playback. The stream alias is usable for one session only. Making the stream alias available until the stream stops allows multiple connections to playback a protected stream, defeating the purpose of this feature.
What you’re requesting is to allow multiple connections to use the same alias for as long as the stream is alive, and to allow use of the alias even before the stream goes online. At the moment these are not possible, but we’ll consider if we can provide this in the future.