Never thought about Using CPUID and/or machine type as part of a software key.

Generally speaking we try to stay away from tying application to any kind of 
Our application is typical Cobol/Asm, Batch/CICS and VSAM/DB2 system.
Cobol 5 was first change in years that required major changes to our 
Usually a change to the Operating System has no effect on application executing 

But having said that, since I didn’t know really what makes up a key and how 
they work, this is an interesting change in direction and thinking.
Thanks for the ideas.

And thanks for the offer of help....I will almost certainly need it.   


Tom Savor

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