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BIGAL

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2019, 01:10:40 AM »
You may have to work the percentages how many out there would even know how to change stuff in the registery. let alone even how to find a registery snooper. Have more than one level of security. Say your using lisp you can add a security check code to all your code in a few seconds if you know old fashioned DOS then compile. Use the hard disk ID stops copying. But new pc means re-issue code.

Lee's suggestion of ping a server is probably best.
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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2019, 09:08:19 AM »
one possible solution is to have your program 'phone home' by contacting a web server to validate the license.
Hello.
Sorry I did not get the point that clearly, can you please explain the procedure if that is not bothering at all?
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BIGAL

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2019, 12:51:02 AM »
Basically web server means you have access to a www.yourwebserver. It can then check say against a Hard disk id and client name held in a file on the server. If don't match don't run.
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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2019, 06:16:54 AM »
Basically web server means you have access to a www.yourwebserver. It can then check say against a Hard disk id and client name held in a file on the server. If don't match don't run.
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I think you have posted a broken link!

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 10:03:11 AM »
Basically web server means you have access to a www.yourwebserver. It can then check say against a Hard disk id and client name held in a file on the server. If don't match don't run.
Thank you.
I think you have posted a broken link!
It was just an example  :wink:

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 11:18:51 AM »
It was just an example  :wink:
I searched the YouTube for a similar subject but with no avail.  :-(

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 11:41:32 AM »

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 02:59:20 PM »
Have a look here: https://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=45238.msg504330#msg504330
Thank you for your kind reply.
I have no idea what to do with that at the meantime so maybe in another time when I gain more experience in lisp then will investigate further.

Thanks again and have a great day.

BIGAL

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 05:30:31 AM »
You must have access to a web server you could use something like "Go Daddy"

I have a registered web name so next step is to buy server space. Then I will have my own web page. Some internet providers will give you a limited amount of space say 2 GB as part of your monthly internet fees. This is enough for a web page and saving files.

If you look at the example link you would get the program to look for a certain file that say has the hard disk id saved in it. So running on another pc would not work.
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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 07:17:55 AM »
Hello BIGAL,

Do you mean is that the user needs to be connected with the internet when using ( my program ) then the program would check the serial number by connecting right to my web server then once the user is authorized and listed into a certain txt file then allow otherwise disallow?

Is this it?

BIGAL

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 06:10:16 AM »
Correct !
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