Licensing across networks (including VPN)

Ensure that your license IP masks are set to match your network infrastructure, including any VPN subnets. By default your Houdini licenses are keyed to the following private networks:

LAL licenses:
+.+.., 192.168.., 10..., 172....
where +.+.
.* is the network of the license server

GAL licenses:
+..., 192.168.., 10..., 172....
where +...* is the network of the license server

If you have additional networks not included in the default IP Mask of your Houdini licenses, contact support@sidefx.com to have a Change IP Mask entitlement issued to further open or restrict the network range of these licenses.

If the support team issues you a custom IP Mask for your Houdini licenses, you will need to create a control file on the license server called sesinetd.options. Please refer to Networking for sesinetd.options

Firewall

  • License server program sesinetd (HoudiniLicenseServer) needs incoming TCP port 1715.
  • Allow traffic to be routed to the license server on TCP port 1715 to the license server machine.
  • The client program hserver (HoudiniServer) will listen on TCP port 1714.
  • For more information about how to test the Houdini license server port please refer to Firewall setup

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