Why is the Napster class catching traffic even though the Napster file sharing service has been shut down?


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Solution

Overview

The original Napster file sharing service was shut down in July 2001.

Cause
Resolution

Although the original Napster file sharing service is no longer active, there is open source Napster server software, such as Napigator and OpenNap. Clients using the Napster protocol will continue to be classified in the Napster class.  One of the more popular file sharing clients which uses the Napster protocol is WinMX.

In addition, the Napster brand has re-emerged in the form of a paid music download service, Napster 2.0.  This is service will be classified in the Napster2 class.

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InQuira Doc IdKB2501
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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      10/01/2014
Last Published      10/01/2014
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Product      PacketShaper
Topic      Services
Article Number      000016643
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