View Full Version : floating license locked to a dongle?

01-13-2009, 12:56 AM
Hello Folks,

I searched the forums and the documentation, but I have one problem whose solution so far has escaped me.

I have a customer that wants to have their floating license locked to a dongle instead of the usual server hardware so they can easily change their server location if necessary. In my testing, I have been able to make licenses look for the dongle using the FLEXID serial number instead of the server's MAC address. However, what do I do about the hostname? I can't specify "ANY", since then the system will look for a hostname called "ANY", not for any hostname. Am I trying to do something impossible?

I also have looked at the FLOAT_OK option, but I am unsure how to configure the clients to look for the server. In this case, is there a variable to specify instead of port@host? Also, I am not sure if this would work anyway, as it seems to be limited to one counted license (?)

Thank you in advance if anyone has some input on this.


01-13-2009, 02:21 PM
In a SERVER line, you can use the name this_host in cases such as this when the host name is unknown. Please see the ProgRef-LF.pdf section "SERVER Lines" for more information; the same section mentions the environment variables you can set for clients to find the server.

01-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Hi RobertDickau,

Awesome! That is just what I needed. Thank you.