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Linux Napster Client

Linux Napster Client is one of the oldest Napster clients available. It is a fully-featured Napster client with a text-based interface. Linux Napster Client runs under Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Cygwin32.

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  •  05 Nov 2006 22:23

Release Notes: This release changes the default meta-server to www.gotnap.com.

  •  06 May 2004 04:23

Release Notes: This release was made in response to the recent disappearance of the "napigator" meta-servers. The new default meta-server is http://naplist.com/servers.php.

  •  31 May 2003 12:10

Release Notes: This release compiles under gcc-3.3. Some minor bugs have been fixed. The only new feature is a user variable "identity" for setting a fake client ID string, intended to fool servers which refuse connections from nap clients.

  •  09 Dec 2002 03:09

Release Notes: This release fixes an incompatibility with Slavanap 2.3.0, which caused the program to always return "0 search results". Some new search options were added, including keyword exclusions. The library building code was made more efficient. The list of shared files is now sent to the server in the background, reducing waiting times. Filename masquerading was added. A problem was fixed with downloads that got stuck at "100%". A man page was added, and several minor bugs were fixed.

  •  02 Mar 2002 18:55

Release Notes: A new download/upload screen for monitoring and manipulating downloads and uploads, repeating timer events, the ability to enter commands and searches from any screen, no more annoying prompts for password and email, HTTP proxy support, and some minor bugfixes.

RSS Recent comments

16 May 2001 01:41 selinger

Re: filesharing does not work in 1.4.4-ps9?!
You can be 99 percent sure that this is because of Napster, Inc's censorship, not because of a problem with the nap client. To be 100 percent sure, either use "-odebug=2" to see what nap sends to the server, or try an OpenNap server (www.napigator.com).

08 May 2001 09:28 gitarrenhaendler

filesharing does not work in 1.4.4-ps9?!
i just installed the 1.4.4-ps9 debian-package ... nice new features, but filesharing seems to be broken ... i set up the config-file correctly and the library-file also contains my shared files ... thanks for any comments.

22 Apr 2001 05:59 selinger

Re: great client but could use some work

> firstly it seems to be written
> exclusively for linux, i thought the
> idea behind open source was portability?
> it failed to compile on my fbsd machine
> so i had to use fbsd's excellent linux
> emu to run the linux binary, temporary
> fix i hope.

Nap currently compiles out-of-the-box on Linux and OpenBSD, but there's no reason it could not be ported (with little work) to other OS's. The reason it hasn't been done for fbsd is that nobody has offered to do it. Open source makes porting possible, but someone still has to do the work. If you can send me patches (preferably with autoconf tests) to make it run on fbsd, I'll be happy to incorporate them in a future release.

There is a more serious problem with porting nap to big-endian machines; I have been working on making the code independent of endianness, but this is only half done.

> also i can't seem to figure out how to

> kill transfers that have started, maybe

> i need to look through the documentation

> some more.

/ddown for downloads, and /dup for uploads. For some reason, /dup refuses to cancel an upload that is already going on; but I fixed that in 1.4.4-ps9 (to be released soon).

19 Apr 2001 22:44 cynikal

great client but could use some work

i've searched and searched for a napster client that could share mp3's instead of just leech them.. and then i finally found this one by accident on freshmeat. freshmeat is where i always search for programs, but nap didn't come up in my search, instead it caught the corner of my eye in a headline instead :)

anyway, this client is really well done but i still have some qualms about it..

firstly it seems to be written exclusively for linux, i thought the idea behind open source was portability? it failed to compile on my fbsd machine so i had to use fbsd's excellent linux emu to run the linux binary, temporary fix i hope.

also i can't seem to figure out how to kill transfers that have started, maybe i need to look through the documentation some more.

other that it's a top-quality client and i can definately recommend it.

09 Dec 2000 19:16 lintux

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Just feel like saying this program is the best napster client I have ever seen. Long live the console!!!

Let's hope the developments will continue, although it's quite a usable program already there are some Segmentation Faults around... :(

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