Subject RE: [IB-Architect] IB licensing methods
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 4/11/00 10:28 PM (Tuesday), you wrote:
> Doug, can you expand your idea?
>What would happen if vendor A and vendor B happen to install their program
>on the same machine? Obviously, only one Interbase would exist.
> What would happen if vendor A enforces restrictions through
> licenses and
>vendor B doesn't need licences to allow any number of users?

I was assuming the application vendors who depend on this licensing would
be installing their own server copies, as in "embedded database". Sharing a
server between vendors wasn't considered. Do we need to consider that?

Jan's suggestion of using PKI private keys embedded in the application
clients which are used with public keys provided by the server is a good one.