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Re: hostid

>>>>> "Jens" == Jens B Jorgensen <jjorgens@bdsinc.com> writes:

    Jens> Franck LE GALL - STAGIAIRE A FT.BD/CNET/DTD/PIH wrote:
    >>  These quation is not directly related to Debian but I dont
    >> know where to ask it. So please, don't be angry about it ...
    >> I would like to know what is the hostid of a computer. Where
    >> does it come from ?

    Jens> Linux doesn't have a hostid. Sun workstations have a
    Jens> hostid. It is a 32-bit number which is guaranteed to be
    Jens> unique on a Sun and is contained in a EPROM on the
    Jens> mainboard. Sun uses this number for various things (like
    Jens> using it to create a licensing key when a license is for a
    Jens> single-use, single-machine piece of software).

 So what is libuuid.so?

$ ls -l $(locate uuid)
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           14 Jun  3 04:56 /lib/libuuid.so.1 -> libuuid.so.1.1
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root         5716 Apr 29 14:31 /lib/libuuid.so.1.1
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root          614 Apr 29 14:31 /usr/include/uuid/uuid.h
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root         9874 Apr 29 14:31 /usr/lib/libuuid.a
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           24 Jun  3 04:56 /usr/lib/libuuid.so -> ../../lib/libuuid.so.1.1

total 1
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root          614 Apr 29 14:31 uuid.h

Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@inetarena.com>
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.3  Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133

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