What Is CodeMeter And Why Is It Running On My CentOS Box?

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I just stumbled over /var/log/CodeMeter, which contains a number of large log files.

I know I’m getting old and forgetful, but I can’t remember intentionally installing that package.

Yum just says “installed” instead of listing a repo.

Looking at codemeter.com, it seems to work with something called a
“cm stick”. I don’t have one, don’t want one, and never heard of them.

Is there any reason I should be leery of just “yum remove”ing the package?

thanks!

Fred

4 thoughts on - What Is CodeMeter And Why Is It Running On My CentOS Box?

  • sounds like its dongle based copy protection for some application program. you running any small market big dollar applicaitons, like CAD? they are the most frequent user of such services.

  • Hi Fred,

    You and John have it right. I used to administer a license server and that was exactly what it was. We had a USB stick to plug into the server and the CodeMeter daemon serve the licenses. There were a couple of ports, default was 22350 IIRC, open that the clients talked to over an embedded web server.

    The logs did fill up but for a license administrator they were useful:
    which clients checked out what, when and if the license was returned. Is there anything useful in the logs you have?

    When I installed it, the package was standalone with no dependencies that weren’t on my C7 box anyway. I doubt that you’ll find it in any repos. I used to have to download directly from codemeter.com and do a
    “yum localinstall”. Assuming you have no licenses it should be safe to remove.

    Otherwise, no idea why its on your server.

    Cheers,
    -pete

  • Bingo!

    A couple years ago I purchased a commercial CD/DVD player for this system
    (because I didn’t seem to be able to get VLC to play some dvds). Turns out CodeMeter came as part of the OnePlay player (as yum told me when I tried to remove CodeMeter, it also wanted to remove OnePlay which reminded me.)

    wonder if bad things would happen if I just blocked the network port it uses (which seems to be 22350).

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