Old 7th January 2004, 11:22   #1
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Need help setting up Shoutcast server connection

Sorry to sound shtu-pid, but I'm trying to set up my own PC as a local host Shoutcast server, but I can't get the status box to show that its connected to my DSL ISP. I'm using Win XP with the firewall turned off, but I suspect that the problem is my Black Ice Defender s/ware firewall. How do I configure this to allow Shoutcast to work? Also, if I'm using my own machine as a server, do I still need to enter a password and IP adress? Is it safer to use the default port of 8000 or choose another one?

Please advise. Thanking you.
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Old 7th January 2004, 12:15   #2
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Just allow port 8000 or whichever one you set in your config to be open in the firewall. There is nothing wrong with staying or changing your portbase.

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Old 7th January 2004, 12:32   #3
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Thanks HotIce.

Within the Black Ice firewall, do I need to 'allow all IP adresses' in the firewall configuration or put in an IP address. If so, how do I know what this is? Under 'type' do I specify IP, UDP or TCP?
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allow all. or no one will be able to connect. i dont run my firewall. it intefers with winamp/shoutcast.
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Old 7th January 2004, 14:53   #5
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Q: do I still need to enter a password and IP adress?
A: Yes.

If the DNAS and Winamp/DSP combo are on the same machine, then use "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" or "the lan ip of the DNAS if you're on a lan" (without the quotes) as the Address in the DSP.

If the DNAS and Winamp/DSP combo are on different machines but on the same lan, then use the lan ip of the DNAS as the Address in the DSP.

Else, use the real, world-visible ip of the DNAS as the Address in the DSP.

Finally, if you've changed the DNAS variables SrcIP and/or DestIP please set them back to "ANY" (without the quotes) unless you have more than 1 real, world-visible ip address for the DNAS machine or you know exactly wht you are doing.

password = defined in the DNASs sc_serv.ini configuration file (default section shown below):
code:
; Password. While SHOUTcast never asks a listener for a password, a
; password is required to broadcast through the server, and to perform
; administration via the web interface to this server. This server should
; consist of only letters and numbers, and is the same server your broadcaster
; will need to enter in the SHOUTcast Source Plug-in for Winamp. THIS VALUE
; CANNOT BE BLANK.
Password=changeme



port = defined in the DNASs sc_serv.ini configuration file (default section shown below):
code:
; PortBase. This is the IP port number your server will run on. The
; value, and the value + 1 must be available. If you get a fatal error when
; the DNAS is setting up a socket on startup, make sure nothing else on the
; machine is running on the same port (telnet localhost portnumber -- if you
; get connection refused then you're clear to use that port). Ports < 1024
; may require root privledges on *nix machines. The default port is 8000.
PortBase=8000



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