Hardware copy protection

  • Hi guys,

    Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing the
    google-research but it would be good to hear from some people with
    first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey Dongle SDK
    but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal. The reason we
    decided to check it out is that they provide a FileMaker plugin (one
    of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP database), but we can
    develop an FMP plugin to do the job with whatever API we decide to go
    with so that's not a huge problem.

    So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be very
    helpful.

    Thanks,
    Loukas
  • On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:

    > Hi guys,
    >
    > Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    > solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing the
    > google-research but it would be good to hear from some people with
    > first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey Dongle SDK
    > but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal. The reason we
    > decided to check it out is that they provide a FileMaker plugin (one
    > of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP database), but we can
    > develop an FMP plugin to do the job with whatever API we decide to
    > go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >
    > So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    > highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be very
    > helpful.
    >

    I don't think this has been brought up here before (hardware wise).

    Most times when this comes up as a software issue people are directed
    to the macbsb list (small developers business talk)
  • On 03/10/2007, at 10:24 AM, Scott Anguish wrote:

    >
    > On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:
    >
    >> Hi guys,
    >>
    >> Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    >> solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing
    >> the google-research but it would be good to hear from some people
    >> with first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey
    >> Dongle SDK but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal.
    >> The reason we decided to check it out is that they provide a
    >> FileMaker plugin (one of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP
    >> database), but we can develop an FMP plugin to do the job with
    >> whatever API we decide to go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >>
    >> So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    >> highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be
    >> very helpful.
    >>
    >
    > I don't think this has been brought up here before (hardware wise).
    >
    > Most times when this comes up as a software issue people are
    > directed to the macbsb list (small developers business talk)
    >

    Thanks Scott, I'll post the question there.

    Cheers,
    Loukas
  • On Oct 2, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Scott Anguish wrote:

    > On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:
    >
    >> Hi guys,
    >>
    >> Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    >> solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing
    >> the google-research but it would be good to hear from some people
    >> with first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey
    >> Dongle SDK but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal.
    >> The reason we decided to check it out is that they provide a
    >> FileMaker plugin (one of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP
    >> database), but we can develop an FMP plugin to do the job with
    >> whatever API we decide to go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >>
    >> So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    >> highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be
    >> very helpful.
    >>
    >
    > I don't think this has been brought up here before (hardware wise).
    >
    > Most times when this comes up as a software issue people are
    > directed to the macbsb list (small developers business talk)

    Potentially dumb question... where would one find that list? I don't
    see it on the lists.apple.com page and a google search doesn't show
    anything obvious.

    Dave
  • no, not a dumb question, it was a dumb answer on my part. :-)

    the list is macsb, not macbsb as I said.  It's hosted by Yahoo, but is
    easily found through Google.

    On Oct 3, 2007, at 1:35 PM, Dave Camp wrote:

    > On Oct 2, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Scott Anguish wrote:
    >
    >> On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi guys,
    >>>
    >>> Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    >>> solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing
    >>> the google-research but it would be good to hear from some people
    >>> with first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey
    >>> Dongle SDK but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal.
    >>> The reason we decided to check it out is that they provide a
    >>> FileMaker plugin (one of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP
    >>> database), but we can develop an FMP plugin to do the job with
    >>> whatever API we decide to go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >>>
    >>> So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    >>> highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be
    >>> very helpful.
    >>>
    >>
    >> I don't think this has been brought up here before (hardware wise).
    >>
    >> Most times when this comes up as a software issue people are
    >> directed to the macbsb list (small developers business talk)
    >
    > Potentially dumb question... where would one find that list? I don't
    > see it on the lists.apple.com page and a google search doesn't show
    > anything obvious.
    >
    > Dave
  • I have been using the HASP USB keys from Aladdin.com. They have a Mac
    C library for checking the key which is very easy to wrap in Obj-C.
    The only minor issue was that they did not, at the time, have a Mac
    based software for programming the new keys. But you can do this via
    boot camp, etc. Connect me directly if you want more information.

    Todd Freese
    The Filmworkers Club

    On Oct 2, 2007, at 6:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:

    > Hi guys,
    >
    > Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    > solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing
    > the google-research but it would be good to hear from some people
    > with first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey
    > Dongle SDK but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal. The
    > reason we decided to check it out is that they provide a FileMaker
    > plugin (one of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP database),
    > but we can develop an FMP plugin to do the job with whatever API we
    > decide to go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >
    > So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    > highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be
    > very helpful.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Loukas
    >
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  • Thanks Todd, I'll check it out.

    On 04/10/2007, at 4:41 AM, Todd Freese wrote:

    > I have been using the HASP USB keys from Aladdin.com. They have a
    > Mac C library for checking the key which is very easy to wrap in
    > Obj-C. The only minor issue was that they did not, at the time,
    > have a Mac based software for programming the new keys. But you can
    > do this via boot camp, etc. Connect me directly if you want more
    > information.
    >
    > Todd Freese
    > The Filmworkers Club
    >
    >
    >
    > On Oct 2, 2007, at 6:31 PM, Loukas Kalenderidis wrote:
    >
    >> Hi guys,
    >>
    >> Can anybody recommend some hardware copy protection (dongle)
    >> solutions that are neat to implement with Cocoa apps? I am doing
    >> the google-research but it would be good to hear from some people
    >> with first hand experience. I've just got the Microcosm Dinkey
    >> Dongle SDK but the Mac OS X support seems to be pretty minimal.
    >> The reason we decided to check it out is that they provide a
    >> FileMaker plugin (one of the apps we'd like to protect is an FMP
    >> database), but we can develop an FMP plugin to do the job with
    >> whatever API we decide to go with so that's not a huge problem.
    >>
    >> So if anyone has experience in this area and can suggest products,
    >> highlight pros and cons they've come across, etc, that would be
    >> very helpful.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Loukas
    >>
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