I'm really sorry, but I'm probably going to sound like a total n00b because this has been asked 329235902359 times. Anyway, I'll give you some background on myself. I've been using the Internet since 1995, but I've still fairly new when it comes to technical issues with servers. So if anybody replies, keep this in mind... I may need a brief explanation of any term you're using, but trust me, I'll understand because I'm a fast learner. Just point me in the right direction. =)
Anyway, I have done all the steps necessary to stream. I am using the GUI server. I keep getting the NAK error even after I configured my XP Firewall to allow ports 8000 and 8001 through. (Note: the NAK error gives the same IP address so my IP hasn't changed.) I also use ZoneAlarm, AntiSpyware and PestPatrol, but I turn these programs off when I'm troubleshooting & rely on Windows Firewall instead. However, I don't know if any of these programs may have configured anything in the background which is not letting me to broadcast.
If I'm all good there, I'm guessing the main culprit now is my DSL. I run a shared DSL connection through a Cisco 575 LRE. My administrator is actually my landlord--my apartment complex uses the same internet connection. I looked for some help at portforward but the Cisco 575 wasn't listed. I have a suspicion it's a router, even if I'm not 100% sure.
I've been to http://sp0rky-n00b.co.uk/nakerror.html
which is helpful but I think my problem is more external (problem with my ISP).
When I go to http://www.radiotoolbox.com/online_t...theygetin.php,
I get "Connection Refused. More about this error: This essentially means that the port is open to the internet but has no services associated with it. There is no firewall protection on this port." The same error happens both when my server is on and when it's off.
Confusing, though: http://localhost:8000/
says my stream is currently up and public. I'm guessing to just ignore that.
If nobody has any advice on how to fix this on my own, the last resort is to pay for a server to host it for me. I've already bought my domain name. Any recommendations for some good servers would be wonderful. I've noticed LunarPages but if I want to focus on broadcasting I'd like to see what you guys have to say, since most of you on here have more expertise than I do.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts/advice. If I get it running online I will definitely give a shoutout to you