How do I get listed in the SHOUTcast directory?

You need to be streaming for normally around 30 minutes before SHOUTcast will list you in their directory although it can take longer and can be near instant.
Your server must have a customized server title and genre to be listed. If you do not change your title from the default "Unnamed Server" (or similar), then the directory will not list you.

If you have trouble getting listed, you can check your SHOUTcast trailing log file. You will see something similar to the following on a sucessful connection to the directory:

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [source] connected from 185.114.90.2
<01/03/17@05:05:15> [source] icy-name:In2Streaming Demo ; icy-genre:Music

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [source] icy-pub:1 ; icy-br:96 ; icy-url:http://in2streaming.com

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [source] icy-irc:N/A ; icy-icq:N/A ; icy-aim:N/A

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [dest: 162.222.227.31] starting stream (UID: 672)[L: 1]{A: SHOUTcast Directory Tester}(P: 1)

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [dest: 162.222.227.31] connection closed (0 seconds) (UID: 672)[L: 0]{Bytes: 12911}(P: 1)

<01/03/17@05:05:15> [yp_add] yp.shoutcast.com added me successfully


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