On 13/8/17 12:00 pm, Fred Smith wrote: > On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 06:49:01PM -0700, John R Pierce wrote: >> On 8/12/2017 6:25 PM, Fred Smith wrote: >>> I just stumbled over /var/log/CodeMeter, which contains a number of large >>> log files. >>> >>> I know I'm getting old and forgetful, but I can't remember intentionally >>> installing that package. >>> >>> Yum just says "installed" instead of listing a repo. >>> >>> Looking at codemeter.com, it seems to work with something called a >>> "cm stick". I don't have one, don't want one, and never heard of them. >>> >>> Is there any reason I should be leery of just "yum remove"ing the >>> package? >>> >>> thanks! >> sounds like its dongle based copy protection for some application >> program. you running any small market big dollar applicaitons, >> like CAD? they are the most frequent user of such services. > Nope. not me. home desktop/mailserver/play/light-coding box. > > could it be part of some exploit?
Hi Fred, You and John have it right. I used to administer a license server and that was exactly what it was. We had a USB stick to plug into the server and the CodeMeter daemon serve the licenses. There were a couple of ports, default was 22350 IIRC, open that the clients talked to over an embedded web server. The logs did fill up but for a license administrator they were useful: which clients checked out what, when and if the license was returned. Is there anything useful in the logs you have? When I installed it, the package was standalone with no dependencies that weren't on my C7 box anyway. I doubt that you'll find it in any repos. I used to have to download directly from codemeter.com and do a "yum localinstall". Assuming you have no licenses it should be safe to remove. Otherwise, no idea why its on your server. Cheers, -pete
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