You come across the following message when looking at the logs for your Aspera transfer server:
Sep 3 03:20:03 sgp-spdrcrt-lapp01 asperanoded: LOG No mothership listed in license. Not starting threads.
This message is not an error but rather a harmless statement that the license you installed for your server is not a cloud license. If you are not using Aspera OnDemand services this is expected because you are running your server “on premises” and only need to install a regular license key on the server.
This message is therefore safe to ignore.