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License Xorcom Astribank (xpp) capabilities.

29 March 2009


astribank_allow - License Xorcom Astribank (xpp) capabilities.


astribank_allow -D device-path [ options ] astribank_allow [-h]


Modern Astribanks (with USB product id's 116x) contain capabilities that may be licensed. astribank_allow is used to upload/download the licensing information to/from the device. Uploading a valid license file to an Astribank, changes its capabilities. The change becomes effective after a firmware reset (either by powering the device off and on again, or via the astribank_tool full reset option). Downloading license from the device, produces a valid license file for its current capa‐ bilities. This may be backed up, so the device may be later restored to its previous capa‐ bilities. The license file contains both a human readable description of the device capabilities for the end user and a hash of the licensing information used by Xorcom to generate/modify licensed capabilities.


-D device-path Required. The device to read from/write to. This is bus_num/device_num, where bus_num and device_num are the first two numbers in the output of lsusb(8) or dahdi_hardware(8). On older versions of this tool you needed a complete path to the device, which would be /dev/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num, or /proc/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num. -w Write capabilities to EEPROM, otherwise read capabilities -f filename License filename (stdin/stdout if not specified) -m num Choose the numeric code of license markers to generate. This code select the type of BEGIN.../END... strings that delimit the license body. Valid marker codes are listed with the -h option. The default (and first) code is 1. Zero is illegal value. -v Increase verbosity. May be used multiple times. -d mask Set debug mask to mask. Default is 0, 0xFF is "everything". -h Displays usage message.


fxload(8), lsusb(8), astribank_hexload(8), astribank_tool(8)


Alex Landau
29 March 2009 ASTRIBANK_ALLOW(8)
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