GETHOSTID(2) System Calls Manual GETHOSTID(2)NAME
gethostid, sethostid - get/set unique identifier of current host
hostid = gethostid()
Sethostid establishes a 32-bit identifier for the current processor that is intended to be unique among all UNIX systems in existence.
This is normally a DARPA Internet address for the local machine. This call is allowed only to the super-user and is normally performed at
Gethostid returns the 32-bit identifier for the current processor.
SEE ALSO hostid(1), gethostname(2)BUGS
32 bits for the identifier is too small.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution November 28, 1985 GETHOSTID(2)
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GETHOSTID(2) Linux Programmer's Manual GETHOSTID(2)NAME
gethostid, sethostid - get or set the unique identifier of the current host
int sethostid(long hostid);
Get or set a unique 32-bit identifier for the current machine. The 32-bit identifier is intended to be unique among all UNIX systems in
existence. This normally resembles the Internet address for the local machine, as returned by gethostbyname(3), and thus usually never
needs to be set.
The sethostid call is restricted to the superuser.
The hostid argument is stored in the file /etc/hostid.
gethostid returns the 32-bit identifier for the current host as set by sethostid(2).
4.2BSD. These functions were dropped in 4.4BSD. POSIX.1 does not define these functions, but ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 mentions them in
B.4.4.1. SVr4 includes gethostid but not sethostid.
SEE ALSO hostid(1), gethostbyname(3)Linux 0.99.13 1993-11-29 GETHOSTID(2)
Honestly i'm not much of a code guy but i found some short piece of code over the net which i need to compile in my Solaris machine (in order to change my hostid).
As far as i read - i need to use the gcc to compile this short text file making it an executable file.
My problem is... (0 Replies)
I've searched the UNIX forum looking for a simple procedure how to change\control my Solaris server hostid.
I did found few threads but all of them either have broken links to all kinds of scripts or not described simply for some UNIX beginers user like me.
Can anyone assist me?
I... (21 Replies)
There is no /etc/hostid file.
I know that there is no relationship between with MAC address and hostid. There are a lot of scripts on the net but how can I exactly do in my case. :rolleyes: (4 Replies)