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ggaska
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Registered: ‎11-01-2001
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FLEXlm over the WAN?

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09-20-2001 11:41 PM
Anybody out there on the bleeding edge and running the new LM, either redundant or distributed, over a WAN? The docs say all you have to do is be on the same subnet. Is that in theory, or is somebody doing it? :smileyhappy:

-gint
*martin, jason
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Re: FLEXlm over the WAN?

09-20-2001 11:58 PM in reply to: ggaska
Ggaska -

There are 2 answers to your question:
Answer 1 The legal answer: It is a violation of the Autodesk licensing agreement to run
the network version of Autocad over a wan. It is not legal. It is not supported. Don't
even attempt it.

Answer 2 The technical answer: There is no reason for it not to work. You shouldn't need
to be on the same subnet for it to work. As long as your name resolution is good, both
from client to server and from server to client, and you aren't blocking the ports that
are needed (by default TCP 27000 and TCP 2080) you should be able to make it work.

During testing I tried it over a 33.6k modem vpn'd into our network over the internet,
using both TCP and UDP. Both worked flawlessly.

Autodesk has Wan licensing as a wishlist item.
A snip from Simon Gillis


Obviously I cannot comment on internal discussions but naturally this issue
has been highlighted as a much wanted wishlist item via Support. This clause
certainly exists in the 2000i agreement as well so it has not been
introduced with 2002.
--
Simon Gillis
Analyst
DPG Product Support EMEA
Autodesk WW Support & Services


"ggaska" wrote in message news:f0823b0.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Anybody out there on the bleeding edge and running the new LM, either redundant or
distributed, over a WAN? The docs say all you have to do is be on the same subnet. Is that
in theory, or is somebody doing it? :smileyhappy:
> -gint
>
>
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ggaska
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎11-01-2001
Message 3 of 6 (278 Views)

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09-21-2001 03:15 AM in reply to: ggaska
Of course i wouldn't even attempt it, sir!

...not until about 20 other people told me it works great :smileyhappy:

I was obviously lead astray by "Appendix D" (FAQ) documentation included on the R2002 CD that spcifically referred to running FLEXlm on a WAN:

"D.3.13 We're using FLEXlm over a wide-area network..."

-g.
*Price, Gordon
Message 4 of 6 (278 Views)

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10-26-2001 06:10 AM in reply to: ggaska
"jason martin" wrote in message
news:26B5489ADA7930E100DAC2FFFF480579@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Ggaska -
>
> There are 2 answers to your question:
> Answer 1 The legal answer: It is a violation of the Autodesk licensing
agreement to run
> the network version of Autocad over a wan. It is not legal. It is not
supported. Don't
> even attempt it.

Why would it be illegal. You are still only running as many sessions as you
have licenses for. Who cares if one of those sessions is on the Space
Shuttle, and the rest are in your office. Then again, if your outside users
are using VPN to connect to your office server, they are actually logged in
to the LAN, and should be within the letter of the LA.

Regards,
Gordon
*martin, jason
Message 5 of 6 (278 Views)

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10-26-2001 08:57 AM in reply to: ggaska
I think that autodesk is trying to prevent people offering up licenses for
"rent" over the internet (unless it's them, of course), but that's just a
guess.

jason

Gordon Price wrote in message
news:00EB88A948B6CC4C87CFA1FE53734306@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
>
>
> Why would it be illegal. You are still only running as many sessions as
you
> have licenses for. Who cares if one of those sessions is on the Space
> Shuttle, and the rest are in your office. Then again, if your outside
users
> are using VPN to connect to your office server, they are actually logged
in
> to the LAN, and should be within the letter of the LA.
>
> Regards,
> Gordon
>
>
*Donahue, Michael
Message 6 of 6 (278 Views)

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11-05-2001 03:21 AM in reply to: ggaska
From the ADT 3.3/AutoCAD 2002 CD - the EULA:
Network Version: If this Software is a Network Version, you may use it only
over an internal [local] area network environment with the Autodesk License
Manager tool, and you may install and operate the Software on a single
server computer in a single location which may be accessed by other
computers, or on an individual computer, .. blah blah blah



I think the only way we will get AutoDesk to come around on this is pressure
on our account managers.



Mike Donahue



"Gordon Price" wrote in message
news:00EB88A948B6CC4C87CFA1FE53734306@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...

>
> "jason martin" wrote in message
> news:26B5489ADA7930E100DAC2FFFF480579@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Ggaska -
> >
> > There are 2 answers to your question:
> > Answer 1 The legal answer: It is a violation of the Autodesk licensing
> agreement to run
> > the network version of Autocad over a wan. It is not legal. It is not
> supported. Don't
> > even attempt it.
>
> Why would it be illegal. You are still only running as many sessions as
you
> have licenses for. Who cares if one of those sessions is on the Space
> Shuttle, and the rest are in your office. Then again, if your outside
users
> are using VPN to connect to your office server, they are actually logged
in
> to the LAN, and should be within the letter of the LA.
>
> Regards,
> Gordon
>
>

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