Why am I receiving error 96?

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I am receiving following error while executing MATLAB R2014a. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Matlab is provided through our institute.
~$ matlab
License checkout failed.
License Manager Error -96
MATLAB is unable to connect to the license server.
Make sure that the MATLAB client machine can communicate with the hostname listed in the SERVER line
of the license file, and that the port listed in the SERVER line is not blocked by a firewall.
Troubleshoot this issue by visiting:
Diagnostic Information:
Feature: MATLAB
License path: /home/dharmesh/.matlab/R2014a_licenses:/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/licenses/license.dat:/usr/local/MATL
Licensing error: -96,7. System Error: 2
Srikanth on 2 Oct 2014
I think you have followed every step that your home Institute/University admin had asked you to follow except that there is one more small change you got to make. Please go to the support webpage of your home University/Institute and recheck the steps. I think you have missed one of them. You got to locate the hosts file in \etc and add the server ip and name in it. Try doing this and I think it should work just fine. As how the Mathwork support answered to your query, Matlab has to be able to locate the server where the license file is located. Cheers

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Accepted Answer

Dharmeshkumar Patadiya
Dharmeshkumar Patadiya on 4 Oct 2014
I solved problem. I came to know from one of my institute senior that I have to do some change in network.lic file. He suggested me to change host name (here it is sunlx2_17) to its IP address in network.lic file. It is working now.
Thank you.
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subhash naidu
subhash naidu on 7 Mar 2017
what are those changes pls tell me i am using my acadamic license i copied the network.lic file and set path bu i got 96 error.how can i use matlab 16a at my home? my institute is using matlab 15a and i am using 16a.

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Vaku  Kumar
Vaku Kumar on 17 Oct 2015
Edited: Walter Roberson on 17 Oct 2015
Which link shud v visit
Where can i find ip address of this host name
How to ping


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