SCO Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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As a general rule, if someone is logging in, that consumes a
license, where a service usage does not.
It gets a little confusing though: an ftp login or a pop mail
transaction do not consume license.
See Which networking utilities consume user licenses in SCO OpenServer and Unixware?
for the gory details.
On current versions, "brand -u" tells you how many user license
are currently in use. It will return a negative number if that
number exceeds the licenses you have purchased (the license
manager lets you "cheat" a little bit pre-5.0.7).
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