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    Media Hub Home Entertainment Storage User Guide NMH Series (EU)

  • Page 2: About This Guide

    Specifications are subject to change without notice. Linksys, Cisco, and the Cisco logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Other brands are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Product Overview Front Panel of the Media Hub with LCD (NMH400 Series) ....1 Front Panel of the Media Hub (NMH300 Series) ......2 Back Panel .

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  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Product Overview

    Press the right arrow to move to a lower menu level. Press the left arrow to move to a higher Thank you for choosing the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub. menu level. One Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disk is pre-installed (except for the NMH300 model), and a second SATA hard drive bay is To select a menu choice, press the OK button.

  • Page 6: Front Panel Of The Media Hub (nmh300 Series)

    Product Overview Product Overview Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Front Panel of the Media Hub (NMH300 Power Button and LED (Blue/Red) To power on the Media Hub, press the Power button. Series) To shut down the Media Hub, press and hold the button until the Power LED starts flashing (this may take more than three seconds).

  • Page 7: Top Panel

    Product Overview Chapter 1 Install a Second Hard Disk Security Slot The security slot is where you can attach a lock to protect the Media Hub from theft. NOTE: If you plan to install a second disk The USB port connects to a USB storage and mirror (RAID 1) these disks, then match device.

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    Product Overview Chapter 1 To replace a hard disk, follow these instructions: 10. Push down on the hard disk to make sure the connectors are securely seated. 1. To shut down the Media Hub, press and hold the Power button until the Power LED starts flashing. If this step does not shut down the Media Hub, then proceed to step 2.

  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Copy-and-Paste feature. (FTP is another option for copying files.) If you do not see the icon, go to Start > All Programs > Cisco Media Hub > Linksys Media Importer > Linksys You can copy media files from a computer or other Media Importer.

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 Switch Media Hub Click this option to switch to a To exit the Media Importer, click the X button in the upper different Media Hub. right corner. Manage Media Importer Click this option to select the Mac Media Importer folders you want to copy to the Media Hub.

  • Page 11: Nti Shadow (windows Only)

    Photos/Images, and Video) are displayed. To exit the Manage Media Importer screen, click OK. Access Go to Start > All Programs > Cisco Media Hub > NTI Shadow. After you have accessed NTI Shadow for the first time, the system tray icon appears. Double-click the icon to access NTI Shadow.

  • Page 12: Copy-and-paste

    Getting Started Chapter 2 System Tray Icon Menu organized by date. You can change the default backup job created by the Setup Wizard; for example, you can back up Right-click the system tray icon to view the following additional folders on your computer. options: Options Select the appropriate backup job, and then click one of...

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 Windows Access 4. In the Folder field, enter \\<Friendly_Name>\media. 5. Click Finish. For additional information, refer to Windows Help. NOTE: For Mac-specific information, refer to Mac Access, page 11. NOTE: If you do not see the Media Hub, then change the Workgroup of the Media Hub to 1.

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 Media Folder of Media Hub Accessed Through Drive Letter USB Storage Device Accessed Through Friendly Name If you accessed the Media Hub through its drive letter, go Mapped Drive to media > devices > mnt. The name of the USB storage You can map any folder of the Media Hub as a separate device or memory card is displayed.

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 Backup Folder 3. Go to Edit > Paste. The backup folder stores the data backed up from USB storage devices or memory cards. The data is organized by the date of the data backup. NOTE: Use the Friendly Name or IP address of the Media Hub to access the backup folder.

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 File Directory Import Folder The media\import folder stores the data imported Open the folders of the Media Hub. Use the Finder to add, from USB storage devices or memory cards. The data is copy, move, or delete files. organized by the date of the data import.

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    Getting Started Chapter 2 3. Go to Edit > Paste. Copy Music Files to Media Hub The music files are copied to the media\music folder; this may take minutes or hours, depending on file transfer speeds and the number and size of your files. File transfer speeds will vary, depending on network conditions, including use of wireless.

  • Page 18: Chapter 3: Ways To Use The Media Hub

    Ways to Use the Media Hub Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Ways to Use the Local Access Media Hub Media files are typically stored on different computers and other network devices throughout the house. You can copy all of the media files to the Media Hub, so your media Overview content is stored in one location for convenient access.

  • Page 19: Digital Media Sharing

    Ways to Use the Media Hub Chapter 3 Digital Media Sharing UPnP AV Media Server If you have UPnP AV-enabled (or DLNA-certified) devices The Media Hub automatically indexes the digital media in your home, then you can use the Media Hub as a media files it stores, so you can use a web browser to access them server.

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    Ways to Use the Media Hub Chapter 3 3. Enter the remote device name of your Media Hub, and NOTE: The Media Hub plays video content then click Go. through a browser plug-in. Download and 4. Enter the administrative or Guest Password. (The install your favorite media player to enable administrative Password allows full access to the Media video playback within the Media Browser.

  • Page 21: On-demand Backups

    Ways to Use the Media Hub Chapter 3 On-Demand Backups (The default backup job also enables the “On Demand” option.) Computers (Windows only) Default Backup Job NTI Shadow is the backup software you installed during The Setup Wizard creates a default backup job that backs the Setup Wizard.

  • Page 22: Chapter 4: Use Of The Media Browser

    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Use of the NOTE: For the Media Hub with LCD (NMH400 Series), look up its IP address through Media Browser the LCD menu. Refer to Status, page 34. For the Media Hub (NMH300 Series), look up its This chapter describes the Media Browser, which is used IP address through the router’s browser-based to access your music, photos, and videos.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 You have these options: Configuration Access advanced settings through this option. Refer to Chapter 7: Advanced Configuration, page 41 for more information. Re-Scan Refresh the Media Hub’s index of media files. Search Use this option to search your files by keyword. Refer to Search, page 21.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Disk Space Devices For the selected device, the amounts of used, available, The amounts of used, available, and total disk space of the and total storage space are displayed. Media Hub are displayed. Media Browser >...

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Search Videos To view your video files, click the Videos icon. File Browser To access the Media Hub’s folder directory Enter the keyword, and then click the magnifying glass and manage your media files, click the File Browser icon. button.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Music Timer The timer shows the duration of the song • played and the duration of the rest of the song. After you click the Music option, the Music screen appears. • Volume To mute the sound, click the speaker icon.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Album The name of the album is displayed. Artist Name The name of the artist is displayed. Genre The genre of the song is displayed. For more information about an album, double-click its thumbnail or name (list view).

  • Page 28: Photos

    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Play in External Application To play the music using Play To play the music, click the Play button. an external player, click the Play in External Application List View button. (The external player is the default music player application on your computer.) The songs are listed in a table with the following options and information:...

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 When you are viewing any photo category, select the Options are listed at the top of the screen and are album or photo file you want. described below starting on the left of the screen. •...

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Date Play To begin a slideshow, click the Play button. List View The months are displayed at the top of the screen. Click the month of the photos you want. Select the appropriate The albums are listed in a table with the following option year from the drop-down menu to the right of the calendar and information:...

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Name The alphabet is displayed at the top of the screen. Click the letter that starts the name of the photo you want. Photos > Recent (Thumbnail View) Thumbnail View Each photo displays its date, name, and album name. Photos >...

  • Page 32: Videos

    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Videos Volume To mute the sound, click the speaker icon. • Click it again to resume the sound. To change the After you click the Videos option, the Videos screen appears volume level, use the volume slider. View your video files by category: Pause/Play Click the button to pause the video.

  • Page 33: File Browser

    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 File Browser Date The date when the video was last saved is displayed. Use the File Browser option to access the Media Hub’s Size The size of the file is displayed. folder directory and manage your media files. Duration The duration of the video is displayed.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 NOTE: If you need to remove a USB storage NOTE: When you copy files, there is a maximum device that is connected to the Media Hub, size of 2 GB for each individual file, and there is a use the Eject option on the Devices screen maximum size of 3 GB for multiple files (copied before...

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 Delete Folder Select a folder, and then click this option. On the Delete screen, click Yes to delete the folder. Delete Folder NOTE: When you delete a folder, there is a maximum size of 70 GB. Windows Explorer, the Finder, or FTP should be used to delete larger folders.

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    Use of the Media Browser Chapter 4 The upload list displays File name, File Type, and File Size for all files. • Upload To upload files to the Media Hub, click this option. Upload to Media Hub Page Options To display a different page of files, use one of the following options: First Page Click this option to display the first page...

  • Page 37: Chapter 5: Use Of The Lcd Menu

    Use of the LCD Menu Chapter 5 Chapter 5: Use of the While the Media Hub is booting up, press the OK • button to boot backup firmware from the hard drive. LCD Menu • To display the main menu, press the OK button. How to Access the LCD Menu This chapter describes functions of the LCD menu, which is only featured on the Media Hub with LCD (NMH400...

  • Page 38: Status

    Use of the LCD Menu Chapter 5 PC Backup Select this option to initiate backup jobs specified by the backup software on your computer. (Your computer must be powered on for the jobs to run.) NOTE: The PC Backup option only supports Windows computers installed with the backup software.

  • Page 39: Settings

    Use of the LCD Menu Chapter 5 Usage Select this option to view the percentages of the Screensaver Select this option to configure the wait time Media Hub used by Music, Photos, Videos, and Other before the screensaver activates. media. Screensaver Usage Never...

  • Page 40: Power Off

    Use of the LCD Menu Chapter 5 Firmware Select this option to view the version numbers of the current and latest firmware. You can also upgrade the firmware of the Media Hub. New Device Alert On the Alert screen, click Yes to copy media files of the new device to the Media Hub, or click No to cancel.

  • Page 41: Chapter 6: Windows File Backup (windows Only)

    Access Backup jobs are listed. Options are described in the section, Modify Backup Job, page 39. Go to Start > All Programs > Cisco Media Hub > NTI Create Backup Job Shadow. After you have accessed NTI Shadow for the first time, the 1.

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    File Backup Chapter 6 2. Click Browse to select the Media Hub. Save your folder/file changes every Select this • option to start a backup job according to the schedule you specify. Select On Demand if you want to start the backup job using the Backup feature on the Media Hub (refer to On-Demand Backup, page 40 for more information).

  • Page 43: Backup Jobs

    File Backup Chapter 6 Modify Backup Job 6. Review the settings. To change the settings, click Back. Backup jobs are listed in this section. If the settings are correct, click Finish to save the backup job. Default Backup Job The Setup Wizard creates a default backup job that backs up specific files in the Documents folder.

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    File Backup Chapter 6 On-Demand Backup 4. After the Media Hub sends the backup message to your computer, click OK to return to the Backup menu. There are three ways to initiate a backup job using the Media Hub: LCD menu (Media Hub with LCD, NMH400 Series) •...

  • Page 45: Chapter 7: Advanced Configuration

    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Chapter 7: NOTE: The Friendly Name is the name you created during the Setup Wizard. If you did Advanced Configuration not create a Friendly Name, use the default; enter http://mediahub (Windows) http://mediahub.local (Mac). NOTE: When first installing the Media Hub, you should use the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM.

  • Page 46: Overview

    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Disk The Overview screen appears. The amounts of used, available, and total disk space are displayed. View Details Click this option to view more information. Refer to Disk, page 45. Services The Media Hub supports Remote Access, Windows File Sharing, Media Server, iTunes Server, and FTP Server.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Up Time The number of minutes the Media Hub has been Subnet Mask Enter the subnet mask of the Media • running is displayed. Hub. Media Hub Name The name of the Media Hub is • Gateway Enter the IP address of the gateway.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Click Submit to save your change, or click Cancel to cancel your change. System Date The current date and time of the Media Hub are displayed. Time Zone The current time zone of the Media Hub is displayed.

  • Page 49: Disk

    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Disk Disk Usage by Space The amounts of used, available, and total disk space are Access the disk usage information and disk configuration displayed. settings, which will vary depending on the number of disks installed. Current Disk Configuration Disk 1/Disk 2 (if installed) Vendor The manufacturer of the hard disk is displayed.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 ? Increase Space (available only for two installed disks) Depending on disk size, disk synchronization • To maximize storage space, click this option, also known may take from several minutes to several hours. as Linear 2 mode. Total capacity is equal to the capacity of Synchronization progress can be viewed from the Disk the two hard disks.

  • Page 51: Backup

    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Backup The Setup Wizard automatically installs backup software on your computer to run backup jobs (unless you choose not to install it); refer to NTI Shadow, page 37. If you have installed the backup software, then you can use the backup feature of the Media Hub.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 If the name is already taken, you will be prompted to 4. To administrator, enter enter a different name. the Password. Then click Submit. To log in as a guest, click Guest login and proceed to NOTE: You can change the Remote Device step 5.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 Media Server Configure Click this option to configure this feature. The Media Server feature allows the Media Hub to index media files (like a library catalog or database). The status of this feature is displayed. By default, it is enabled. If you have UPnP AV-enabled (or DLNA-certified) devices in your home, then you can use the Media Hub as a media server.

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    Advanced Configuration Chapter 7 iTunes Server WEB: For more information about the Media Hub, refer to the rest of the User Guide. You can To support access by an iTunes library of music files, the also visit www.linksysbycisco.com/support, Media Hub offers an iTunes feature. (The Media Hub and select the Media Hub.

  • Page 55: Appendix A: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Appendix A Appendix A: 4. Windows: In the Address field, enter one of the following: Troubleshooting http://<Friendly_Name>(example: http://mediahub) http://<xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx> (example: http://192.168.1.101) You cannot play one of your videos through the Media Press Enter. Browser of the Media Hub. The Media Hub plays video content through a browser Mac: In your web browser, enter one of the following: plug-in.

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    Troubleshooting Appendix A Before You Begin The iTunes Library does not display the Media Hub. In iTunes, the Media Hub is displayed in the Shared section. Check which hard disk is defective. In the Current RAID If the Media Hub is not displayed, enable iTunes to look for Setting section of the Disk screen, the Slot A setting shared libraries.

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    Troubleshooting Appendix A The Media Hub is using Increase Protection: RAID 1 11. Access the browser-based utility of the Media Hub. mode. One of the hard disks has failed. (Refer to Chapter 7: Advanced Configuration, page 41.) 12. On the Media Browser screen, click Configuration. NOTE: Linksys does not support data recovery after hard disk failure.

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    Troubleshooting Appendix A You initiated an on-demand backup job using the Media Hub and backup software, but the backup job did not run. Check the following: • Your computer must be powered on for the job to run. • Open your backup software. For the options of your backup job, make sure the “On Demand”...

  • Page 59: Appendix B: Specifications

    Specifications Appendix B Appendix B: Security Features Password for System Administration, FTP, and Specifications Remote Access Hard Disk Included One 500 GB SATA Environmental Model NMH300 - Media Hub Dimensions 198 x 111 x 168 mm Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, Weight 2,04 kg IEEE 802.3ab...

  • Page 60: Model Nmh410 - Media Hub With Lcd

    Specifications Appendix B Model NMH410 - Media Hub with LCD Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab Ports One Power, One Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000), Two USB 2.0 Memory Cards Supported CompactFlash, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, miniSD™, SD™, xD-PictureCard™ and MultiMediaCard v3.31 Buttons Five Navigation,...

  • Page 61: Appendix C: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information Appendix C Appendix C: network on which the product or software is used will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack. The product Warranty Information may include or be bundled with third party software or service offerings. This limited warranty shall not apply to such third party software or service offerings.

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    Warranty Information Appendix C the RMA number and a copy of your dated proof of original purchase when returning your product. Products received without a RMA number and dated proof of original purchase will be rejected. Do not include any other items with the product you are returning to Linksys.

  • Page 63: Appendix D: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information Appendix D Industry Canada Statement Appendix D: Regulatory Information This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: FCC Statement 1. This device may not cause interference and This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 2.

  • Page 64: User Information For Consumer Products Covered By Eu Directive 2002/96/ec On Waste Electric And Electronic Equipment (weee)

    Regulatory Information Appendix D User Information for Consumer Products Čeština (Czech) - Informace o ochraně životního prostředí pro zákazníky v zemích Evropské unie Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Evropská směrnice 2002/96/ES zakazuje, aby zařízení označené Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment tímto symbolem na produktu anebo na obalu bylo likvidováno s netříděným komunálním odpadem.

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    Regulatory Information Appendix D Eesti (Estonian) - Keskkonnaalane informatsioon Français (French) - Informations environnementales Euroopa Liidus asuvatele klientidele pour les clients de l’Union européenne Euroopa Liidu direktiivi 2002/96/EÜ nõuete kohaselt on La directive européenne 2002/96/CE exige que l’équipement seadmeid, millel on tootel või pakendil käesolev sümbol sur lequel est apposé...

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    Regulatory Information Appendix D Lietuvškai (Lithuanian) - Aplinkosaugos informacija, Nederlands (Dutch) - Milieu-informatie voor klanten skirta Europos Sąjungos vartotojams in de Europese Unie Europos direktyva 2002/96/EC numato, kad įrangos, kuri ir De Europese Richtlijn 2002/96/EC schrijft voor dat apparatuur die kurios pakuotė...

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    Regulatory Information Appendix D Português (Portuguese) - Informação ambiental para Slovenščina (Slovene) - Okoljske informacije za stranke clientes da União Europeia v Evropski uniji A Directiva Europeia 2002/96/CE exige que o equipamento Evropska direktiva 2002/96/ES prepoveduje odlaganje opreme s que exibe este símbolo no produto e/ou na sua embalagem tem simbolom –...

  • Page 68: Appendix E: Software End User License Agreement

    If you would like a copy of the GPL or certain to a person or entity to which you transfer ownership of other open source code in this Software on a CD, Cisco will the complete Cisco product containing the Software or mail to you a CD with such code for $9.99 plus the cost of...

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    You permitted by law notwithstanding this provision); (iii) agree that Cisco is not responsible or liable for any loss share, sell, rent, lease, or sublicense the Software or or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such related Documentation;...

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    Disclaimer of Liabilities. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED supersedes any conflicting or additional terms contained BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CISCO BE LIABLE in any purchase order or elsewhere. FOR ANY LOST DATA, REVENUE OR PROFIT, OR FOR SPECIAL,...

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    If this Cisco product contains open source software any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the licensed under Version 2 of the “GNU General Public...

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E 1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the distribution of derivative or collective works based on Program’s source code as you receive it, in any medium, the Program. provided that you conspicuously and appropriately In addition, mere aggregation of another work not publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice based on the Program with the Program (or with a...

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E 4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute on consistent application of that system; it is up to the Program except as expressly provided under the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to this License.

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    If this Cisco product contains open source software licensed with the library after making changes to the library and under Version 2.1 of the “GNU Lesser General Public recompiling it.

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E Public License permits more lax criteria for linking other either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated code with the library. straightforwardly into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term We call this license the “Lesser”...

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E (For example, a function in a library to compute square If distribution of object code is made by offering roots has a purpose that is entirely well-defined access to copy from a designated place, then offering independent of the application.

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E a) Accompany work with complete 7. You may place library facilities that are a work based corresponding machine-readable source code on the Library side-by-side in a single library together for the Library including whatever changes were with other library facilities not covered by this License, used in the work (which must be distributed and distribute such a combined library, provided that...

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E 11. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation license version number, you may choose any version of patent infringement or for any other reason (not ever published by the Free Software Foundation. limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on 14.

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    (tjh@cryptsoft.com). BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; In addition, if this Cisco product contains open source OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND software licensed under the OpenSSL license then the...

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    Software End User License Agreement Appendix E 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: “This product includes cryptographic software written...

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