WinMX is a peer-to-peer file sharing program authored by Frontcode Technologies and running on Windows operating systems. WinMX began its life as an OpenNAP client capable of connecting to several servers simultaneously, although Frontcode later created a proprietary protocol, termed WinMX Peer Network Protocol (WPNP), which was used starting with WinMX 2 in May 2001. WPNP version 2 was phased out as WinMX 3.0 and its WPNP version 3 protocol came into existence. Frontcode operates several cache servers to aid WPNP network operation.
Downloads can be very fast for popular songs since the user can run a "Multi-Point download" that simultaneously downloads the same file in small pieces from several users.
- You can search for almost any file in WinMX.
- WinMX allows a person to host chatrooms with its built-in Chat function.
- It can still connect to many OpenNap servers.
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WinMX is a peer-to-peer file sharing program authored by Frontcode Technologies and running on Windows operating systems. The official WinMX website and WinMX servers have been offline since September 2005 due to a lawsuit (One of the major problems that led to the declining popularity of WinMX was the increase presence of "dummy" files, reportedly placed by individuals and/or companies opposed to file sharing) though the application remains operable through third-party modifications.