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Cloud Zoo licensing works with only intermittent Internet connection by creating a local “lease” that lasts for about 2 weeks.
When you initially start Rhino and login, you need an Internet connection. A local lease is created that give that computer off-line access for running Rhino for 13-14 days.
In Options > Licenses, Rhino will tell you how long you can run without any connection at all.
When you start Rhino after that, Rhino checks to see if there is an Internet connection. If there is, and if your off-line lease is more than 10% depleted, Rhino contacts our license servers and refreshes your leas to be about 2 weeks.
If there is no Internet connection, the lease update fails silently and you don’t know.
If your Internet access of down for 11-12 days, then when Rhino starts and fails to update the lease, you will get a warning, that Rhino has been unable to connect and Rhino will stop running in a couple days.
If you ignore the warning, Rhino will become increasingly insistent on warning you.
At some point before then, connect to the Internet and start Rhino so the off-line access is refreshed.
Most people have fairly reliable Internet so they never even know this license refreshing is happening.
The people that have trouble, generally have a laptop they only use for traveling.
If the laptop license lease is expired and you try to start Rhino without Internet access, Rhino will not run.
If you have a traveling laptop and plan to use it while traveling on a train or airplane, be sure to start Rhino on the laptop while you have an Internet connection before you leave.
Does that make sense?