FlexLM (Flex License Manager) Enabled
The Towers of Hanoi empowered with the FlexLM (license management) framework.
Quoted verbatim from Globetrotter Software's web page:
FLEXlm is the de facto Standard in Electronic License Management technology that improves the profitability of software businesses by:
- Reducing unlicensed use. Helps honest customers comply with your license terms
- Making highly effective software evaluation programs possible
- Allowing software vendors to offer customers sophisticated licensing terms that make your software products more attractive and can increase sales
- Increasing the effectiveness and reducing the cost of software distribution
Software vendors who use FLEXlm experience significant increases in profitability - increases of 10-25% in revenue are not unusual.
In order to test this Hanoi, you would need the binary package hanoi-flexlm-0.0.tar.gz, which contains the
lmhanoi executable. This program was compiled on a RedHat 8.0 x86 system, and is statically linked (although I have not tested it on any other Linux distribution, not even a different RedHat version).
In order to "use" lmhanoi, you would need at least one valid license file. You can use one of the license files listed below. The license file can reside anywhere on the file system, and is made available to
lmhanoi through the
LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable. Thus, if your license file is
/tmp/hanoi.lic, then simply do the following:
setenv LM_LICENSE_FILE /tmp/hanoi.lic
# zsh, ksh, bash, sh
The package also contains a few license files, at least one of which is required to make use of
- 1.lic No expiration date, any HOSTID allowed, disks (min, max) = (1, 10)
- 2.lic Expired, any HOSTID allowed, disks (min, max) = (1, 10)
- 3.lic No expiration date, any HOSTID allowed, disks (min, max) = (3, 3)
- 4.lic No expiration date, HOSTID required, disks (min, max) = (1, 10)