What is sesinetd?

The Houdini license server.

  • sesinetd is the license server daemon (program). It serves Houdini licenses to local or remote client machines.
  • Must be in the running state for any Houdini products to open, including Apprentice.
  • By default listens on TCP port 1715. This may be changed.
  • The client License Administrator (hkey) or non-graphical sesictrl will connect to sesinetd for license information or administration.
  • Please refer to this page for the location of sesinetd.

To control the behaviour of the license server daemon (sesinetd), there is a control file called sesinetd.options that may be configured.

For more information, refer to the sesinetd documentation.