Re: GUID on Linux
From: Grant Edwards (grante_at_visi.com)
Date: 13 Mar 2004 23:54:37 GMT
On 2004-03-13, Christopher Browne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The typical microsoft "GUID" usage is to key a software package to a
>> particular host system. That depends on the assumption that
>> everytime the "GUID" function is called (on a particular system) it
>> will return the same value.
> The only extension Microsoft seems to add in their "typical use" is a
> liking for having the values be in upper case, as well as some quoting
> variations. Aside from that, it isn't much changed from DCE.
I misunderstood. The thing I was remembering from discussions
with a Windows developer was an universally unique ID
associated with a particular host (obtained I believe by
hashing the MAC address, hard-drive serial number, CPU serial
number, and some other stuff etc.). I thought they were
calling that a GUID, but I appear to be conflating two
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