Re: failure notice (fwd)

Alan Cox (
Sun, 1 Mar 1998 15:47:21 +0000 (GMT)

> A library to generate a decent length universal unique ID from sources
> like high resolution clocks, MAC addresses, and the random device might be
> useful. With the number of networking and other applications that
> currently need such things, a standard API to generate them might be in
> order.

Its called UUID. See RFC's

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