Neil Conway wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 17:57 +0100, Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> > I thought the consensus was to provide the only atatype initially and 
> > look into providing the generator functions later or via an external 
> > project (pgfoundry or contrib/).
> I don't think distributing the (portable) generator functions separately
> makes a lot of sense. For the generation methods that just depend on
> md5() or random(), we may as well include them in the backend if we're
> going to include the rest of the UUID stuff.
> The MAC-based generator function could also be included in the backend,
> actually: it just needs to take an argument of type "macaddr". It would
> then be up to the user (and/or various pgfoundry and contrib/ modules)
> to find a way to determine the local machine's MAC address, which
> presumably can't be done reliably in a portable fashion.

I assume we could just allow the MAC address or some unique idenfier to
be specified in postgesql.conf.

  Bruce Momjian   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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