Why not just add in the patch in kern/65627 and run the CPU serial number
through
your hash?

Ted

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From: "User Freebsd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Robert Huff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Xiao-Yong Jin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Nikolas Britton"
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Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?


> On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Robert Huff wrote:
>
> > User Freebsd writes:
> >>  Actually, using ifconfig wouldn't work ... it would give unique, but
as
> >>  soon as you add another IP (ie. alias), the ID would change ... you'd
need
> >>  to do something like:
> >>
> >>  ifconfig | grep ether | sha256 | md5
> >>
> >>  since the 'ether' would never change ...
> >
> > At least some cards (+ FreeBSD drivers) allow you to set the
> > MAC address ....
>
> Man, we definitely don't make a unique host id an easy thing to
> accomplish, do we? :)
>
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