Uhoh! Leggo my napster!
May 6, 2000 6:19 PM   Subscribe

Uhoh! Leggo my napster! So I just tried to load up Napster, and it told me that my connection to the server was refused. None of the people I've talked to have been able to get on either. Could this be the end of Napster? Killed in the night while nobody was watching? The site doesn't say anything, but grrrr, I want my pirated music!
posted by benbrown (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
AudioFind.com is a good web-based alternative to tracking down those songs you must have.
posted by mathowie at 6:21 PM on May 6, 2000

I've found that they've been having lots of server troubles lately.

Damned Napster. Denying us the sweet illegal tunes in our time of need!
posted by Succa at 6:21 PM on May 6, 2000

I think you should demand your money back.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 6:38 PM on May 6, 2000


I started having problems last weekend. It came back, but wouldn't ever accept my password. I signed up again, and it connected ok...
posted by baylink at 6:52 PM on May 6, 2000

the napster servers have always been pretty sketchy. best bet is to download napigator and use one of the alternate server networks, like opennap or mynapster.

not that i, umm, encourage napster use or anything.
posted by adam at 7:09 PM on May 6, 2000

The rumors that i have heard is that anyone with metallica songs are now getting booted?
posted by Goon at 7:31 PM on May 6, 2000

i've had the same problem for about three weeks... i thought it was a firewall through my university network but i know people here who can get on fine.

and i never downloaded any metallica.
posted by sugarfish at 9:05 PM on May 6, 2000

The password not accepted thing is actually quite common. I read the Naspter FAQ and in the temporary section they mentioned that your password is sometimes concatenated.

I've been able to get on twice out of 20 tries (connect-disconnect, repeat), but the search doesn't seem to work. :(
posted by hobbes at 9:51 PM on May 6, 2000

Might I suggest the fine Gnutella? I couldn't use Napster behind the firewall at my school, but Gnutella works pretty much anywhere.
posted by stefnet at 10:01 PM on May 6, 2000

Servers go down, deal with it.
posted by Mark at 10:12 PM on May 6, 2000

yea gnutella is good when it works
posted by Goon at 10:28 PM on May 6, 2000

What do you mean, it always works...certainly alot more than napster does these days....of course you'll notice one of the results you always get back is this little 0 byte file "The RIAA is watching you". The gnutella developer board is discussing how to prevent such a thing actually happening, but for now....
posted by nomisxid at 11:11 PM on May 6, 2000

Or get your greedy hands on Scour Exchange Beta 2 from the kind folks at scour.com. One of my roommates just downloaded The Matrix and Erin Brockovitch, in their 500MB entirety.

Wow. I reckon it's just a matter of weeks before a bunch of movie stars begin turning into Lars Ulrich...
posted by philip at 11:40 PM on May 6, 2000

hee heee heee. Macster works just fine.....
posted by Awol at 12:06 AM on May 7, 2000

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