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Bypassing Vendor Product Licensing?

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The Question is:

Require reference web site(s) and/or documentation alluded to in latest FAQ of
 using EWc0, WE0 Ethernet Controller HW ID as an Application Security Key ,
 general method.  An application vendor supplier has used this technique as a
 'dongle' and has now los
t the ability to rekey or the interest to do so, having on sold the product.
 Wish to evaluate if a work around can be implemented by
1. Patching around the check.
2. Implementing a pseudo driver to carry present HW id of controller into the

The Answer is :

  Please escalate this directly to the vendor and HP software services
  organizations, as additional details and additional administrative
  information will be required -- for what should be obvious reasons.
  Bypassing most any product licensing check or mechanism that the
  OpenVMS Wizard is aware of is certainly possible, though there are
  both technical and legal implications and requirements involved.

answer written or last revised on ( 17-APR-2003 )

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