action lock until

This command locks the client starting on the effective date, and unlocks the client when the expiration date occurs. Both the effective date and the expiration date must be time objects.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu


action lock until <expire-date> <effective-date>


Lock the client immediately, unlocking in three days. In this example, we set our intended expiration date by summing a time object representing the current time with a time-interval object representing a three days period.

action lock until "{now + 3*day}" "{now}"

Lock the client for 10 minutes using the current apparent registration server time, which is based on the last time the client registered with the server.

action lock until "{apparent registration server time + 10*minute}" "{apparent registration server time}"