On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 04:26:21PM +0200, Sandra Kachelmann wrote:
> I just setup a new server with 7.0-RELEASE and saw the following lines
> for the fist time when booting the system:
> Setting hostuuid: 2231232f-4000-aaaa-2333-aafbb88a88ca.
> Setting hostid: 0x89e3310b.
> What exactly are those for? Is it a unique string based on my hardware
> based on a certain component? 

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID and /etc/rc.d/hostid.

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