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ASTRIBANK_ALLOW

Section: (8) Updated: 29 March 2009
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NAME

astribank_allow - License Xorcom Astribank (xpp) capabilities.  

SYNOPSIS

astribank_allow -D device-path [ options ]

astribank_allow [-h]

 

DESCRIPTION

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 capabilities. This may be backed up, so the device may be later restored to its previous capabilities.

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.

 

OPTIONS

-D device-path
Required. The device to read from/write to. On modern UDEV-based system this is usually /dev/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num, where bus_num and device_num are the first two numbers in the output of lsusb(8). On older systems that use usbfs, it is usually /proc/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num.

-w

Write capabilities to EEPROM, otherwise read capabilities

-f filename

License filename (stdin/stdout if not specified)

-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.

 

SEE ALSO

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

 

AUTHOR

Alex Landau


 

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SEE ALSO
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