Summary: An overview of how Rhino for Mac finds a Zoo license manager server
When Rhino needs a license from a Zoo server, it determines the name of the Zoo server by looking in the following locations in this order:
When running as a network node, Rhino determines the name of the Zoo server by first looking in the LicensesZooClient.Settings file in this folder:
/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/License Manager
/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/6.0/License Manager
NOTE: A common mistake is to confuse /Library (the global library) and /Users/[user_account]/Library (the user's library). Please make sure you are looking in the global library.
The contents of this file looks similar to:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!--Zoo client settings file writen by Rhino--> <ZooClient> <Software_McNeel_Rhinoceros_6.0_License_Manager Server="host name or IP address" /> </ZooClient>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!--Zoo client settings file written by Rhino--> <ZooClient> <Software_McNeel_Rhinoceros_5.0_License_Manager Server="host name or IP address"/> </ZooClient>
If Rhino cannot determine the name of the Zoo server by searching in the Settings file, it then queries your DNS server for the default Zoo server, which is the following host name:
For example, if your company's domain is mcneel.com, then you can add a DNS alias of __mcneel.__zoo5.mcneel.com which points to your Zoo server.