Linux Napster Client is a console napster client written by Kevin Sullivan. It runs on Linux, OpenBSD, and other systems. Current releases of nap, such as 1.5.4, are very stable. They can run for weeks at a time without crashing or user intervention.
Nap, writtin by Kevin Sullivan sometime in 1999, was one of the first napster clients besides Shawn Fanning's original Windows client. It was also the first client that ran on linux. Kevin learned much about the inner workings of the napster protocol by collaborating with Jordan Ritter, who was one of the co-founders of Napster and its Chief Server Architect at the time.
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.
What's New in This Release:
· This release changes the default meta-server to www.gotnap.com.