astribank_allow - Man Page

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. This is bus_num/device_num, where bus_num and device_num are the first two numbers in the output of lsusb(8) or dahdi_hardware(8). On older versions of this tool you needed a complete path to the device, which would be /dev/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num, or /proc/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num.


Write capabilities to EEPROM, otherwise read capabilities

-f filename

License filename (stdin/stdout if not specified)

-m num

Choose the numeric code of license markers to generate. This code select the type of BEGIN.../END... strings that delimit the license body.

Valid marker codes are listed with the -h option. The default (and first) code is 1. Zero is illegal value.


Increase verbosity. May be used multiple times.

-d mask

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


Displays usage message.

See Also

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


Alex Landau


29 March 2009