NAMEastribank_allow - License Xorcom Astribank (xpp) capabilities.
SYNOPSISastribank_allow -D device-path [ options ] astribank_allow [-h]
DESCRIPTIONModern 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.
OPTIONS-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 /proc/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num. -w Write capabilities to EEPROM, otherwise read capabilities -f filename License filename (stdin/stdout if not specified) -v Increase verbosity. May be used multiple times. -d mask Set debug mask to mask. Default is 0, 0xFF is "everything". -h Displays usage message.
SEE ALSOfxload(8), lsusb(8), astribank_hexload(8), astribank_tool(8)
AUTHORAlex Landau 29 March 2009 ASTRIBANK_ALLOW(8)