>> 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. 

Well at that point why don't we allow it to be specified per database?

ALTER DATABASE foo SET uuid_salt =


That would be pretty cool, but I am sure most will shoot that down in
flames :)


Joshua D. Drake



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