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*Koerner, Jim
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Does UDP protocol work with the 2004 license manager?

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06-13-2003 11:41 PM
We are currently running 2002 and using UDP protocol to get the licenses.
If I upgrade FlexLm to the 2004 version UDP no longer works. Swap back to
the old 2002 license manager and UDP works.

I have tried the TRANSPORT UDP option in the Daemon option file and the
FLEX_COMM_TRANSPORT=UDP variable on the workstations. Both will work with
2002. As soon as I remove the FLEX_COMM_TRANSPORT=UDP from the workstation
the license to retrieved from 2004.

We are not running any Windows servers so I am using UDP to get the license
from a NT workstation setup just for license serving. Have more then 10
licenses so I can't use TCP.

Best Regards,
Jim Koerner
*Koerner, Jim
Message 2 of 4 (71 Views)

Re: Does UDP protocol work with the 2004 license manager?

06-16-2003 06:51 AM in reply to: *Koerner, Jim
Well I went ahead and burned $120 on a support call. UDP transport support
has been removed from the license manager for 2004 according to Autodesk.
Luckly it was well documented for me to find :-).

Best Regards,
Jim Koerner
*Price, Gordon
Message 3 of 4 (71 Views)

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06-16-2003 08:58 AM in reply to: *Koerner, Jim
"Jim Koerner" wrote in message
news:2DC883023AD30ECC1372B00F0E738E35@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Well I went ahead and burned $120 on a support call. UDP transport
support
> has been removed from the license manager for 2004 according to Autodesk.
> Luckly it was well documented for me to find :-).

I wonder if it was removed to force the Peer2Peer to Client/Server upgrade.
I am sure MS hates it when an office of 10 uses P2P instead of Windows 2K
Server.

Gordon
*e.ryon
Message 4 of 4 (71 Views)

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06-16-2003 11:49 AM in reply to: *Koerner, Jim
Autodesk couldn't tell me if it was removed in thier particular daemon or in
the lmgrd program itself. Actually if you use an option file and specify
TRANSPORT UDP flexlm loads with no errors and even shows in the log that is
trying to use UDP.

Actually I should be fine with just TCP on NT workstation. I shouldn't get
more then 10 simultaneous connections at any one time. We don't even have a
Windows server so this new license model really stinks for us. But as long
as I can just stick a striped workstation box over in the corner to give out
licenses I will live with it.

Best Regards,
Jim Koerner

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