Subject: Re: exporting hardware "system ID" by sysctl
To: Boyer, Jason <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/17/2007 22:22:39
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:15:53 -0400
"Boyer, Jason" <> wrote:

> I know this may be a little too "Microsoft" for some, but if we'd
> like a persistent unique ID for a machine, why not just make one at
> install time, the way Windows machines are issued SIDs? 
That comes back to the question of the purpose.  I, for example, want
to be able to read battery serial numbers, so I can track their
performance over time via envstat.  

		--Steve Bellovin,