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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Hello everyone,<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>I was curious if anyone has suggestions as to how one might tie an
installation of the OS to the 4501 hardware platform itself.<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-spacerun:
yes">&nbsp;</span>We&#8217;re selling a value-added, proprietary derivative of
FreeBSD such that we&#8217;d like to ensure that clients do not simply buy more 4501s
directly and then duplicate the flash cards.<span style="mso-spacerun:
yes">&nbsp; </span>(In particular since some are being shipped to Africa &amp;
Asia where such practice is fairly common if it&#8217;s easy enough to do).<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We had thoughts of creating a separate
encrypted file for each box we ship based on a MAC address or ideally a processor
serial number and then force check of this file each boot up.<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Suggestions?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>MAC addresses for
some chipsets I believe are changeable, I don&#8217;t know about a processor ID exists;
perhaps something in the BIOS with system call access?<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Perhaps there is a simply and cheap PCI
or min-PCI dongle we could use?<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>TIA<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Charlie<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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color=black><span style='color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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