John Chen/New York/ACMC writes:
> Hi all
> I have a question of FW-1 license, does FW-1 2.1 of Solaris version only
> license by hostid?
> I'd like to build up a standby machine as backup of the production FW-1, if
> the license is hostid based, means I have to buy a second license. If
> license is IP address based, I can have it setup and ready to go. In case
> of the production machine is down, just simply tuen it on and plug into the
If the licence is hostid based you might consider using change-sun-hostid.
But, I'd be careful with the legal issues.
When I wrote it I intended it for short-term emergency use of hostid
locked software (e.g. when a server dies and the vendor isn't answering
their phones to give out new keys - weekends, etc.)