Subject: Re: System unique identifier.....
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/1999 18:42:14
As Matthew Jacob wrote ...
> On Sat, 26 Jun 1999, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > As Matthew Jacob wrote ...
> > >
> > > Yes, you want the WWN to stay constant. That doesn't mean it should
> > > necessarily be the same physical box. Nor does it mean it should be a
> > > system that comes with a WWN assigned to by the manufacturer.
> > Manufacturers have to register and 'get' a unique range they can assign
> > to their products. How do you guarantee that your homegrown WWN is
> > really unique?
> Witha a value in the top 4 bits that's not one of the currently defined
> authoritative values.
Not waterproof, at least to WW unique. What stops me from inventing
exactly the same WWN as you do for your machine? Playing the devils
(daemon's?) advocate, I admit..
> > > And to boot a Sun over fibre channel, you use the WWN.
> > Well, we currently don't support that, but indeed that is what you would
> > do. Tru64 Unix does something similar.
> You can boot off of fibre channel now- but not using a WWN.
Well, "we" is Compaq using a HSG80 FC raidbox on a Sun with a Jaycor
adapter in the Sun.
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