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cprettyman
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To confirm my understanding re VPN

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01-30-2003 06:27 AM
My understanding is that now that the network license costs more, it is acceptable to use FlexLM over a WAN. Therefore, if I understand this correctly, it is acceptable to set up some at home or on the road staff memebers to connect into the office via vpn, so that they can check out a license and use AutoCAD. However, so far as I am aware, tehre is not currently any other license checkout facility. Is this correct? Also, has anyone done this - I would not want to be working on files across vpn, but if the connection is only serving to maintain a link to the license manager, and autoCAD is running locally, and the user is working off local copies of the files, tehn there should not be any notable performance issues. Has aanyone tried this? Is vpn over a dial-up adequate to maintain a license?
*Castle, Mark
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Re: To confirm my understanding re VPN

01-31-2003 09:26 AM in reply to: cprettyman
We have set up a VPN server and I have successfully
obtained a license from home. As you stated the files I'm working with are all
stored on the local drive and I just use the VPN connection to maintain contact
with the license server and it works like a charm. I have a cable connection at
home and we have a DSL connection at the office so I don't know about dial-up
performance but I think it should still work fine as the license heartbeat
requires minimal bandwidth.

 


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My
understanding is that now that the network license costs more, it is
acceptable to use FlexLM over a WAN. Therefore, if I understand this
correctly, it is acceptable to set up some at home or on the road staff
memebers to connect into the office via vpn, so that they can check out a
license and use AutoCAD. However, so far as I am aware, tehre is not currently
any other license checkout facility. Is this correct? Also, has anyone done
this - I would not want to be working on files across vpn, but if the
connection is only serving to maintain a link to the license manager, and
autoCAD is running locally, and the user is working off local copies of the
files, tehn there should not be any notable performance issues. Has aanyone
tried this? Is vpn over a dial-up adequate to maintain a
license?
*Stafford, Steve
Message 3 of 6 (139 Views)

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01-31-2003 09:26 PM in reply to: cprettyman
I've tried this without success on dial up yet. How are you actually
connecting to the server? Are you joining the domain? or pinging a server
in a different manner?

Oh, Charles you've got it correct. As long as a client can authorize
against the server using FlexLM you can legally run over a WAN (if you own
network licenses).

Steve
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cprettyman
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02-02-2003 11:22 PM in reply to: cprettyman
Thanks Steve and Mark.
*Castle, Mark
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02-03-2003 03:33 AM in reply to: cprettyman
"Steve Stafford" wrote in message
news:688802BED283B5AB6E92E0AFF0C49897@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I've tried this without success on dial up yet. How are you actually
> connecting to the server? Are you joining the domain? or pinging a server
> in a different manner?

Steve:

Our IS guy set the VPN up so I don't know all of the ins and outs but I'm
pretty sure I did not have to join the domain with my home computer. The
only other thing I remember doing is adding a line in the "Hosts" file on my
home computer to map the IP address of the license server to the server name
contained in the license file. Other than that I'm using the tools contained
in Windows 2000 to connect to the VPN. Hope this helps and good luck.

-Mark
*milana, jerry
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02-03-2003 03:51 AM in reply to: cprettyman
Autodesk has posted a technical paper on this
subject.  You can view it at
href="http://support.autodesk.com/getDoc.asp?id=TS17859">http://support.autodesk.com/getDoc.asp?id=...

 


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Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Professional
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Thanks
Steve and Mark.

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