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Old 30th August 2003, 22:13   #97
jackherer
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Join Date: Aug 2003
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A piece of polite advice to all thos people posting problems in this thread and to all people running or trying to run a shpoutcast server.

Whilst running a shoutcast server is comparatively straight forward it is not as easy as browsing the web or setting up outlook express to collect your mail. Most of the everyday thing 99% of internet users do involve the user connecting to a remote machine and receiving information, running s shoutcast server is the exact oposite, you are the remote machine and other people are connecting to you. In order to allow this to happen you need to know a little about TCP/IP which is the protocol (or language) that is used on the internet to allow computers to comunicate with each other. If you are getting messages like "unable to resolve yp.shoutcast.com" and "yp.shoutcast.com gave extended error (Cannot see your station/computer (IP: xx.xx.xx.xx:xxx ) from the Internet, disable Internet Sharing/NAT/firewall/ISP cache " and you do not understand what this means, then you realy should spend a few hours learning about TCP/IP so that you can understand things like ip addresses and port, firewalls, routing, dns servers etc. as these things are fundemental to allowing connections from the outside world to your server. If you cannot understand these things then perhaps running a shoutcast server is not for you and if you realy want to run one then you should employ one of the many hosting services where they will do all the technical work for you and put up a server for as little as $0.50 per concurrent listener per month.


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