Okay folks its here, finally someone has taken steps to put an END to the fakes that are being flooded into WinMX.Sherwood Project Beta
There are specific instructions on how to install this program and places to report any bugs or problems you encounter at that site also. If your a Primary
user on WinMX we URGE
you to please use and test this program. If your a secondary user help us get the word out to everyone about this great development!
Q: What is it?
A standalone executable, that blocks the Cartels high speed servers from ever connecting to primaries on the WinMX Network. This program is in its Beta form, and we need people to test it desperately.
Q: Who should use it?ALL PRIMARY USERS
on WinMX should install this in order for it to work.
Q: How do I get it?
Follow the above link, download, and follow the directions given. There are a few forms of downloads because some operating systems may require extra files in order for this to work properly.
Q: How does it work?
This software works by blocking the Cartels severs from connecting to the primaries. Unlike other IP blocking programs this one is designed to work with your WinMX, much like an addon, rather then a separate program.
Q: Who created this for us?
A programmer called Robin Hood, accurately named, is a WinMX user just like your self that was sick and tired of the Cartels feeding off of the primary users of WinMX, steeling bandwidth and using DOS attacks to disrupt legal use of this program. Be sure to stop by the Sherwood Forrest Forum and give a thanks to them
Q: If I use this I wont get fake results?
Not true YET
, Because there are literally tens of thousand primary users on the WPN at any one time. Its been approximated that until 60% of primary users have this software in place, the fake results and DOS attacks will continue. Understand that a few people using this will have no effects on the flooding, a reason many programmers didn't feel this type of software could work. Lets prove them wrong and get the word out to all users!
Q: It's 'Beta', is it safe?
Yes, this program is safe, and the more people that are using it and getting feedback to the developer, the sooner it will be an official release.
Q: I am using another program such as PeerGuardian, do I need both?
We recommend you continue to use your PeerGuardian or other P2P protection as usual, may users find its helpful in blocking many unwanted connections, not always from WinMX. Until we can say that the majority of WinMX primary users have the Sherwood software in place its vital to continue blocking in every way we can.
If you have any other questions not covered here fell free to post them here or on the Sherwood site. If you get this program and find a bug or have any problems using or installing it, please post them at Sherwood Forrest Forums
so that your feedback can make this program possible.
HUGE THANKS to Robin Hood for saving the day!