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goran.pusic@gmail.com
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      08-23-2012
On Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:48:08 AM UTC+2, jeff wrote:
> On 08/22/2012 02:42 AM, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
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> > On Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:03:48 PM UTC+2, jeff wrote:

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> >> I am using a dongle. I am just looking for more, since the dongles arelacking in certain areas that I am trying to close without causing problems for the users.

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> > I was working in a place that was using a dongle (world-known provider of such solutions). Well, it turns out that there was a virtual driver thatthat would imitate the dongle on a given port. We knew about it, we knew which customer was doing it, and we did strictly nothing. Why? It was a goodcustomer. He was using our software and was bringing a lot of money in forus. We could have gone after him about it, but

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> > 1. this would cause us work (e.g. legal)

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> > 2. it could ("would" is a better word) have alienated the customer.

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> > This is the position you want to be in - you want your product to bringmoney by virtues other than being hard to crack. From this discusssion, itcertainly looks like that is not the case.

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> > Goran.

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> First I have to say that would have to have been an old dongle because I


That was in 2010. I don't work there anymore, so I don't know what the status is now. I don't know what you consider "old".

Goran.
 
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      09-15-2012
On 8/22/2012 5:37 PM, jeff wrote:
> On 08/22/2012 01:56 AM, Nick Keighley wrote:
>> On Aug 16, 8:11 pm, jeff<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> On 08/11/2012 11:52 AM, Andy Champ wrote:
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>>>> On 11/08/2012 13:07, Nick Keighley wrote:

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>>> Dongles can help as long as they are implemented correctly. As will all
>>> security they are not perfect but it is an easy way to add some
>>> security. I do not believe it is too much to ask to have the
>>> workstations able to communicate with my server for authentication

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>> a network connection is not always available in my case

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> I can tell you that is not the norm especially when you consider that it
> is not likely that users would even be allowed to use the software when
> they are travelling.


So you prefer to require all your customers to have a backup internet
connection from a different ISP, and test the backup frequently, to
cover times when their primary ISP does not provide a working internet
connection?

For this problem, traveling is not an issue.

 
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