Frank Cox wrote: >> > so if it would work, replace shortname with short and short1? > > With all of this hokey-pokey surrounding licensing and mac addresses, I > wonder if this outfit is actually still in compliance with the terms of > their license for this software, whatever it may be? > > If the software licensed to run only on Machine X and Machine X has now > been junked and replace by Machine Y, then isn't the solution to obtain a > license for the software for Machine Y or be out-of compliance regardless > of the technical ability to spoof whatever it's looking for? > It's apparently a very good molecular modeling program, and to be real, my users tell me that the company that bought the original company wants, and I'm not making this up, $15k US to generate a license for a new workstation. And there's two? three? workstations that run it. And this is a US gov't agency (civilian secrot). Budget? We don' need no steenkeen budgets, the Magic Hand of the Market will produce all the results we need..... mark "not including building maintenance budgets"