Glottis of Xanadu stuurde ons deze link naar ZDNET waar staat dat Napster weer terug komt op de universiteiten zodra de nieuwe versie uitkomt. In de nieuwe versie komen verbeteringen om het gebruik van bandbreedte te beperken:
The software changes at Napster take advantage of the fact that many colleges are connected to a new, next-generation Internet that is much faster than the Internet used by most homes and business. Now, when a user of the revised Napster software asks for a file, the software will first look for that file on the user's campus network, and then on the faster Internet. In either case, the file can be downloaded much more quickly than it could be from the public network, which will be searched only as a last resort.
Bruhn said the biggest problem most colleges were having with Napster was in one particular part of their network operations -- the connections between the campus and the slow-speed public Internet. By keeping Napster traffic off those connections, Bruhn said he was hopeful that campus networks could operate normally even as massive MP3 downloads continued.
Bruhn said Indiana University will allow Napster back on campus this weekend when Napster's work on the revisions is finished, though Bruhn said network officials will continue to monitor usage. Eddie Kessler, vice president of engineering at Napster, said he hopes other colleges will lift the ban as soon as the revisions are proved useful in curbing congestion.