The Cyber-Spy.Com Usenet Archive Feeds Directly
From The Open And Publicly Available Newsgroup
This Group And Thousands Of Others Are Available
On Most IS NNTP News Servers On Port 119.
Cyber-Spy.Com Is NOT Responsible For Any Topic,
Opinions Or Content Posted To This Or Any Other
Newsgroup. This Web Archive Of The Newsgroup And
Posts Are For Informational Purposes Only.
From: "N. Coesel"
Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for engineering
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 09:45:29 +0100
Organization: Planet Internet
References: <3DC58036.335D721E@erckert-ibe.de> <3DC586BA.email@example.com>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 4 Nov 2002 08:46:58 GMT
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1106
X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1106
"Chuck Simmons" wrote in message
> "N. Coesel" wrote:
> > "ricardo" wrote in message
> > news:3DC58036.335D721E@erckert-ibe.de...
> > > I read an article about TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance).
> > > project targets on introducing hardware protection against running
> > > uncertified software. Any software without certificat is intended no
> > > be executable on future PCs.
> > > What happens to allt the engineering software written daily for the
> > > folloing purposes:
> > >
> > > Does TCPA mean we have to refrain from using PCs for engineering and
> > > switch to UNIX workstations?
> > > When does delivery of PCs with such hindering hardware start?
> > Hmm, I wonder when something _really_ new is going to be invented. In
> > early 1980 DEC already shipped a desktop computer with an unique number
> > it mainly to enable software vendors to create software that runs on
> > computer. I think these where called DEC Rainbow, but I can't remember
> > name right now.
> I did not know that the Rainblow (as many of us at DEC at the time
> called it) had that feature. The VAX 11-7xx series all had unique serial
I was wrong, it's the DEC PRO I was typing about.
> > Besides, a lot of software already uses licence schemes based on
> > ID, MAC or IP address.
> These methods have various diseases but they definitely beat having a
> dongle. A dongle has the advantage, in any event, that in an emergency,
> the license is completely portable.
That's why I always clone computers and choose for harddrive ID; all
machines will have the same harddrive ID and so the license it completely
Go Back To The Cyber-Spy.Com
Usenet Web Archive Index Of
The sci.electronics.design Newsgroup