Identify your HostID
This simple guide helps you locate your HostID, a unique machine identifier used to validate your license.  

  • Node-Locked “Indie” License — The HostID you are looking for is the one of the actual machine where you want to run Maya and Multiverse.  If you have multiple Indie/Node-Locked licensed you will need a HostID for each machine.

  • Floating License — The HostID you are looking for is the one of a machine in your network which shall be acting as a “server” and spawn licenses across all other machines in your network.

  • Trivia: the HostID is typically the “MAC address” where MAC stands for “Media Access Control” network identifier, and really is totally unrelated to the Apple Macintosh 😎 

On Windows

On Windows, start a command prompt and type the ipconfig /all command, then press enter. In the command output, look for the “Physical Address”.

C:\ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Multiverse-PC
Primary Dns Suffix:
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address . . . . . . . .  . . . : 00-BA-DD-EC-AF-00
...

In the example above (on line 13) the HostID would be 00BADDECAF00 (you shall ignore the dashes).

  • Multiple physical addresses — If the ipconfig /all command output shows multiple physical addresses, then you shall look for "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" or "Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection" (if you generally use a wireless connection). If you have two network cards, and only one has an associated IP address then use the MAC address of the card with the IP address.

  • “Media State: Media disconnected” — If an adapter has “Media State: Media disconnected" you probably don't want to use that HostID address. If you're not sure simply contact us and make sure to include the output of the ipconfig /all command.

On macOS

On macOS, start a terminal and type the ifconfig -a command, then press enter. In the command output, look for the “en0” “ether”.

$ ifconfig -a

lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        options=1203<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TXSTATUS,SW_TIMESTAMP>
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
        nd6 options=201<PERFORMNUD,DAD>
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
XHC1: flags=0<> mtu 0
XHC20: flags=0<> mtu 0
XHC0: flags=0<> mtu 0