It does continue to work, but gets progressively more annoying as the days pass. There is also a grace period before the annoyances start, so really you get longer than 30 days.
Sorry, but there wasn’t a mechanism built-in for that purpose, so the only way to avoid expiring is to get licensed in time. Remember, NcFTPd doesn’t just stop working after 30 days – it does continue to work, but gets progressively more annoying as the days pass.
Yes. The licensing information does not contain any information about your operating system or machine information (i.e. an IP address, MAC address, etc). You are allowed to move your license as needed, just be sure to not have the same licensing information active on two or more machines concurrently. In other words, disable your old installation of NcFTPd, then bring up the new installation.
Although we reserve the right to change this policy, currently you are entitled and encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of NcFTPd free of charge! Just download and install the latest version, then re-apply your licensing information.
All you need to do is set max-users in the general.cf to the number you want. The demo version is fully-functional for 30 days, but the default value for max-users is 50.
If you see the message “Sorry, this license is for up to 50 users only”, then the license key you have is a 50-user license key. That means you either ordered the wrong item, or you received the wrong type of license key with your order. In the latter case, contact us to get a replacement key.
However, if you do not see that message, then the probable cause is that you forgot to change max-users from 50. If you’ve applied your license key, you also need to bump up max-users to the value you want.
No, sorry! The license information we deliver to you isn't upgradeable, so the only way to run in unlimited mode would be for us to issue a second license.
No. If you want more than 50 users, you have to buy the unlimited-user license.
Double-check to be sure you entered the licensing information exactly as shown. Other common mistakes made are: (a) applying the licensing information to the wrong general.cf (such as one of the sample templates); (b) Not restarting NcFTPd after entering the information.
If you’re not sure you modified the correct general.cf, you probably need to review the NcFTPd installation process as a whole. In short, the general.cf you need to modify is the one used when you started up NcFTPd. So first figure out how you’re running NcFTPd and then modify the file you specified as a command-line argument.
You don’t need to. If your machine qualifies, NcFTPd will run automatically in fully-registered mode (and you don’t need to notify us).
Check the FTP connection message, i.e.:
Connected to localhost.
220-localhost NcFTPd Server (free educational license) ready.
If you don’t see this message, you didn’t qualify. NcFTPd checks the primary hostname’s domain to see if matches a list of domain suffixes. This list is currently:
You don’t need to notify us, but you do need to make sure you set max-users=3 (or fewer) in the general.cf since the personal-use license requires that you serve 3 or fewer simultaneous users.
Sorry, the personal-use license is for, well, personal use and was not intended for commercial use. Please have your company buy an incredibly cheap 50-user license!
Yes, as long as the support load does not impact the paying customer base. Continue to contact support as you normally would. Thank you for reading this document! That helps keep the support load down.
50 concurrent users, which means the highest your license allows max-users to be set to is 50. So, if you have 50 users logged on at any one time, when the 51st user tries to login they will be denied access.