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What is the minimum allowed inactivity timeout for a Matlab 2016a floating license?

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Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson on 23 May 2017
Commented: Steven on 23 Mar 2018
I've noticed that other licensed software that use the FlexLM license manager allow timeouts as low as 15 minutes. For Matlab, all that I am finding is that the minimum inactivity timeout value is 4 hours (14,400 seconds). Is it possible to use a lower inactivity timeout value such as 900 or 1800 seconds?

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Rik on 23 May 2017
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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 24 May 2017
In case you reduce the timeout below 14400 seconds, you will either got an error message in the log file or it silently does not work as you expect. The limitation is by design.
The underlying question is why you need the reduction? The purpose as I recall it is to avoid end users block keys and then go into meetings all day, or in the past there were issues with crashing license managers not returning the key and the admin had to restart manually.


Theresa on 13 Dec 2017
4 hours is a long time to let a license sit idle...especially in a busy env where license counts are hour...maybe even two, but why long...
Steven on 23 Mar 2018
Agreed, 4 hours is too long and they will not change it. send me a message if you would like to petition them to allow us to control the software we paid for.

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