NAD not freeware anymore

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costak 07/06/2004 03:40 am
Why isn`t NAD freeware? Nobody will pay for a small tool like that. Even though it`s really cool! :) For other (freeware) tools like NAD see this website: http://lists.gpick.com/pages/Bandwidth_Tools.htm
Alexander 07/06/2004 05:02 am
Dear Costak,

Thank you for writing us.

> Why isn`t NAD freeware? Nobody will pay for a small tool like that. Even though
> it`s really cool! :)

NAD 2.0 isn`t just a small tool anymore, like NAD 1.x was.
We invested a lot of time and money into the 2.0 version development. Now it has the unique technology - Smart Filtering, which allows to detect application protocols (e-mail, web, ftp) much more reliable than with the usual approach, used by these freeware apps.
The new NAD version counts FTP and non-standard ports web traffic correct, fixing the main problem of port number based approach.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Adam Jones 01/24/2005 04:21 am

> We invested a lot of time and money into the 2.0 version development.
> Now it has the unique technology - Smart Filtering, which allows to detect
> application protocols (e-mail, web, ftp) much more reliable than with the
> usual approach, used by these freeware apps.

I can understand that, but why not allow people who don`t need the new
unique technology to download the previous version that was free.

This was one of my favourite tools.
Alexander 01/24/2005 05:14 am
Adam Jones,

Thank you for writing us.
The old NAD 1.1 is available here:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/nadsetup11.exe

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Paulie 08/26/2005 03:45 am
> Adam Jones,
> > Thank you for writing us.
> The old NAD 1.1 is available here:
> http://www.metaproducts.com/download/nadsetup11.exe
> > Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff

But there are no more links in the official page for the old versions!