# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2007-04-10 15:49:08 -0400:
> Neil Conway wrote:
> >On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 18:28 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >  
> >>The problem is that most of the standard methods are platform dependent, 
> >>as they require MAC addresses or a "good" random source, for instance.
> >>    
> >
> >http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-patches/2007-01/msg00392.php
> >
> >ISTM random() or similar sources is a sufficient PSRNG for the purposes
> >of UUID generation -- I can't see anything in the RFC that would
> >contradict that.
> >
> >  
> How about we set up a contrib (I wish we'd fixed that) module with an 
> example function or two?

Thought I'd mention Ralph Engelschall's uuid library, comes with
a PostgreSQL binding:


I only played with it some time ago.

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