I took over the development of nap in February 2001. First I posted patches, but soon the patches became so long that I started making releases. A lot of features were added, and some existing ones redesigned, to make nap more stable, user-friendly, and reliable. However, the original "look and feel" has been preserved. Probably nap is one of the most robust napster clients for linux today. It has been packaged for a variety of popular platforms, and it is now shipped with some distributions of Debian Linux and OpenBSD.
November 4, 2006: Release 1.5.4. This release changes the default meta-server to www.gotnap.com.
Jan 27, 2006. The server list at naplist.com has disappeared some time in the last year. For die-hard nap users, there still seems to be a server list at: http://gotnap.com/index.php?loc=list. You can always run nap specifying the server(s) you want to connect to on the command line, e.g. like this:
nap -r -s 184.108.40.206:7777 -s 220.127.116.11:3456 -s 18.104.22.168:8885The "-r" is for telling nap to keep trying the servers until it is connected. Usually the servers are pretty full, so it may take some time to connect to one. Of course, this process could be easily automated by a script, and if you send me a shell script that does this, I am happy to post it here.
|Precompiled distributions:||Linux for PC (i386)||nap-1.5.4.linux-i386.tar.gz|
|Linux for Alpha||nap-1.5.4.linux-alpha.tar.gz|
|Linux for Sparc||nap-1.5.2.linux-sparc.tar.gz|
|Linux for Power PC||nap-1.5.4.linux-ppc.tar.gz|
|Linux for AMD64||nap-1.5.4.linux-amd64.tar.gz|
|Macintosh OS X||nap-1.5.4.darwin6.0-powerpc.tar.gz|
|Packages:||Redhat Source RPM||nap-1.5.4-1.src.rpm|
|Redhat Binary RPM (i386)||nap-1.5.4-1.i386.rpm|
|OpenBSD Package (for pkg_add)||nap-1.5.1.tgz1|
|Debian Package (i386)||nap_1.5.2-2_i386.deb2|
1 OpenBSD package courtesy of Peter Valchev,
<pvalchev at cvs.openbsd.org>.
2 Debian package courtesy of Massimo Dal Zotto, <dz at cs.unitn.it>. For the most current version, see the Debian nap page.
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