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       astribank_allow - License Xorcom Astribank (xpp) capabilities.


       astribank_allow -D device-path [ options ]

       astribank_allow [-h]


       Modern  Astribanks  (with  USB  product id’s 116x) contain capabilities
       that may be licensed.

       astribank_allow is used to upload/download  the  licensing  information
       to/from the device.

       Uploading   a   valid   license  file  to  an  Astribank,  changes  its
       capabilities.  The change becomes  effective  after  a  firmware  reset
       (either   by  powering  the  device  off  and  on  again,  or  via  the
       astribank_tool full reset option).

       Downloading license from the device, produces a valid license file  for
       its  current  capabilities. This may be backed up, so the device may be
       later restored to its previous capabilities.

       The license file contains both a  human  readable  description  of  the
       device  capabilities  for  the  end  user  and  a hash of the licensing
       information used by Xorcom to generate/modify licensed capabilities.


       -D device-path
              Required. The device to read from/write to. On modern UDEV-based
              system  this  is  usually /dev/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num, where
              bus_num and device_num are the first two numbers in  the  output
              of  lsusb(8).   On  older  systems that use usbfs, it is usually

              Write capabilities to EEPROM, otherwise read capabilities

       -f filename
              License filename (stdin/stdout if not specified)

              Increase verbosity. May be used multiple times.

       -d mask
              Set debug mask to mask. Default is 0, 0xFF is "everything".

              Displays usage message.


       fxload(8), lsusb(8), astribank_hexload(8), astribank_tool(8)


       Alex Landau

                                 29 March 2009