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3.4. Server by FQDN or IP Address? (7.x)

Can clients reach our server by FQDN or IP address?

Yes, these are both compatible with the FLEXnet licensing software. Don't put an FQDN (fully qualified domain name) on the SERVER line of the Server.lic file; that line must always carry either the bare server name or the placeholder this_host.

Instead, edit the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file (Server Step 4), after you create it but before you run the client installer. On the SERVERNAME line, change the host name to the desired FQDN or IP address. Be careful to keep the @ sign.

If you wish, you can have one Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file for clients that are on your LAN and another for client computers that need to get a license from your server but are not on your LAN.

If a given client is usually on your LAN but occasionally goes off network and needs to run the software, borrowing may be a simpler approach. See Can a user borrow a Concurrent Network license for use off network?

Last edited: 2015-04-10

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