FlexLM problems with querying Windows server from Linux

Recently I got a question like this The answer is no. By default FlexLM allows all queries. Problem is in DNS resolution. Basically what happens is that when lmstat contacts FlexLM it redirects it to the vendor daemon e.g. cadenced or similar. Unfortunately the redirect contains the name of the machine specified in license.dat which on Windows machines is almost always the NetBIOS name and not a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name). Windows machines can resolve it since they will use WINS however Linux machines won't. You can solve this problem in either of two ways.
Author: Vladimir Vuksan E-mail me