Why are foreign Flame hosts listed in "Autodesk Network"?

Hello

when importing footage from MediaHub to Libraries it happens that under Files → Autodesk Network,
foreign Macs are listed… (but not all the times)

I am on Flame 2021.2 under Catalina and using a fxphd license.

Why do I see those Flame hosts?

Thank you!

Joe

PS
Yes… due to curiosity I tried to connect to this foreign iMac but nothing happend when clicking
on that mac/host :frowning:

Not 100% sure, but I wonder since you are on fxphd’s VPN for the license server, is it some how seeing other people also using the VPN at the same time?
That could explain why you don’t see them all the time.

Working at multiple facilities over the years I’ve noticed that fellow employees’ laptops show up under the Projects tab in MediaHub (“John Smith’s MacBook”, “Jane Smith’s MacBook Pro”, etc.)

I’ve always assumed that this is because, at some point, the owners of those machines installed a trial / educational version of Flame. While the trial period may have ended, Wiretap continues to advertise their machines as viable nodes.

That’s my theory!