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Title: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: smnirosh on March 16, 2020, 08:41:59 PM
Hello everybody, alfter long time.
We have decided to install our Catia license on the SME Gateway server that we are using to connect internet (installed sme 9.1). This server is connected to internet using modem and is behind the router firewall. And using openvpn to connect remotely other clients (only for file access and printing purpose).
The license seller asking me the server Mac address to generete license files. I have a doubt to decide which MAC to use to generate license file (eg:- interface of Wan / Lan / openvpn bridge). Because as well as local user, remote users should use this license file.
As per the sme algorithm  which address Mac do I want to use ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: ReetP on March 16, 2020, 11:27:09 PM
I doubt it affects internal/external users.

It probably just wants a MAC of the server machine to check that the software is only installed on one machine.

It will probably not check the MAC of the client.

Pick either the internal or external interface MAC. Either one should work. Your supplier *should* know about this if they are enforcing it.

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installed sme 9.1

I hope that is fully updated...
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: smnirosh on March 17, 2020, 09:02:03 AM
Thanks very much ReetP for your comment. I asked the seller and they have sent me a command program to run only on Windows. It's Machine ID of the computer. Is it the same way to find it in  Linux by /var/lib/dbus/machine-id ? Thanks.
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: ReetP on March 17, 2020, 01:22:06 PM
Thanks very much ReetP for your comment. I asked the seller and they have sent me a command program to run only on Windows.

Not much use in a Linux machine......

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It's Machine ID of the computer. Is it the same way to find it in  Linux by /var/lib/dbus/machine-id ? Thanks.

Search 'man machine-id'

http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/machine-id.5.html

One SME v9 there is no /etc/machine-id but there is /var/lib/dbus/machine-id (not sure on SME v10 - you would need to test)

That, or just use the MAC address of a network card in the machine - just check those with

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They are just tying to find a number that ties to that individual machine that the software can check.
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: ReetP on March 18, 2020, 11:08:10 PM
[edit - sorry - posted on wrong thread. Long day!]
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: smnirosh on March 21, 2020, 12:32:53 PM
Thanks very much Reetp for you comment. It helped me to identify it clearly. They also proveded me a software to identify it.
Title: Re: Installing Catia License on SME 9.1
Post by: ReetP on March 21, 2020, 12:38:40 PM
Cool  :)