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What is a Perpetual License for TEM?

Technote (FAQ)


Question

Why does my perpetual license expire in the year 2037?

Answer

In TEM 7.0, the license expiration date is a 32-bit value of seconds from midnight Jan 1, 1970 and so the maximum limit of the license is in 2038. To avoid potential issues, TEM 7.0 perpetual licenses will expire in 2037.

Future versions of TEM will likely use a 64-bit integer for the expiration date, which will allow the license to be valid for approximately 290 billion years. If at this time, you need to continue using your TEM license, please contact us.

Note: Our sun is expected to die in about 4.6 billion years.

Here is some more information on 32-bit integers used in time functions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem.

Historical Number

481

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1505731

Modified date: 12 January 2012


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