1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 16, 2003 5:59 AM by Adrian Brock

    timestamps for licensed security as service

    garyg Novice

      Not sure if this is the right forum, but thought this is one way it might work ... I didn't see anything like general ...

      I'm looking at inserting a blowfish algo'd timestamp into a file to be used as a first time run check so that I can do a sort of 30 day time trial period for my J2EE app. Rather than scatter this check throughout different places in my MVC's components, has anyone done this already?

      I was thinking maybe it might be run as a service since these are some of the first things to get loaded ... which would just stop the entire server from being brought up ... or any advice about how might be a better way?

      Any advice much appreciated.

        • 1. Re: timestamps for licensed security as service
          Adrian Brock Master

          You have to link the check to the code it
          protects. Otherwise people will find ways
          to circumvent it.
          e.g. don't deploy the service doing the
          checking

          At least in the UK, this kind of processing
          is technically illegal. The data protection act
          guarantees a user can see their data using
          normal operations. Stopping them creating
          new data is ok.

          Regards,
          Adrian