I don't know for sure how the license manager works, but I think it probably
uses a UDP broadcast over the LAN to "discover" other copies of the program.

If this is the case, it might be possible to block some UDP ports on your PC
with firewall software.  Norton Personal Firewall, perhaps?  Each machine
would think it is the only one running Protel, so the license couldn't
"float".  Of course, make sure you have one license for each machine you
want to run Protel on ;-)

Finding which UDP ports to block might be tricky.  Using tcpdump in Linux
and having it filter out UDP broadcast packets would be the way I'd try it
(if I were to do so).  Make sure you don't disable all UDP activity, because
Netbios uses UDP to manage Samba (Windows) networks.

I don't know how this would affect your ability to share libraries.  It
might work OK, work some, or not at all.

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] License Issues


>
>
> I played with the licensing back when it came out and while you can't lock
the
> PCB license to you machine easily if at all you can prevent the messages.
>
> Your coworker have to start the PCB server for the annoying message, so my
guess
> is PCB is set to Automatically start on their machines. Try Changing the
PCB
> server to start ON Demand. This should make it start on their machines
only if
> they open a PCB. Unfortunately it won't shut down automatically when they
close
> the PCB.
>
> If this doesn't work remove the PCB server from their machines and the
messages
> will go away.
>
> To change the servers startup and/or remove the servers go to the down
arrow
> menu and select servers. Now you can rightmouse on the PCB server and
change
> it's properties or remove it.
>
> ROb
>
>
>
>
>
> "Tim Fifield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> on 06/26/2002 10:49:32 AM
>
> Please respond to "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>
> To:   "Protel EDA Form" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> cc:    (bcc: Rob LaMoreaux/DSPT)
>
> Subject:  [PEDA] License Issues
>
>
>
> In the office we have one full P99SE license and another three schematic
> licenses.
>
> 1. How do I lock the full license to my PC only. i.e.. not have it
floating?
>
> 2. Is it possible to have the full license lock to my PC only when I start
> up P99SE and floating when I'm not running P99SE?
>
> The problem is that when others are using the schematic editor and have
> started P99SE earlier in the day than I have I get the annoying warning
> notice that I'm running two copies of the PCB from 1 license.
>
> 3. If I uninstall the PCB server from their computers what will happen?
>
> 4. Did perhaps we set up the licensing incorrectly?
>
> Tim Fifield
>
>
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