Knowledgebase: ShoutCAST / Icecast
Why does my server log show '[yp_add] yp.shoutcast.com gave error (nak)'?
Posted by - NA - on 13 October 2005 12:48 PM
The reason for this error is that the SHOUTCast broadcast listing
server has refused to publish your directory entry for one of a number
of reasons. Your server log should have an extended error message
as well which might correspond with one of the following:
* Connection timed out: This means the SHOUTcast directory
attempted to contact your server, but never reached it. Occasionally
this is because the Internet is tweaked and the directory can't find a
route to your server. Reasons for this can be as various as ISPs
around the world disagreeing on route tables, overburdened
connections between your ISP and the backbone, or just
general net flakiness.
* 404: Occasionally this will show up on servers with very very slow
Internet connections. It should clear itself up with time.
* 3: Your server sent incomplete or inappropriate data. Check your
station information and song titles for invalid characters (numbers,
letters and spaces are the only accepted values for most entries)
and reconnect the Source plug-in to try again.
* 6: Something's screwed up on SHOUTcasts end. Please visit