I want to be able to automate the generation of product authorization keys for my company's software so it can run as a CGI script behind a web server. My ISP is a LINUX shop. Well, you can guess where this is going ... Is there an open-source version of pakgen that compiles under LINUX so that I can generate alpha and Itanium license PAKs as a native CGI program? I want to let customers fill out a form that includes some authentication info and a serial number, use that as info to generate a TERMINATION_DATE and AUTHORIZATION string based on what they fill in. Then have it run a compiled LINUX version of PAKGEN and then send them the DCL to install the license.
I know that I can write some code that takes the form, sends it to me, and I route it to a VMS box, but that is not practical as we don't want to tie up an OpenVMS system.