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Linux 2.6 - man page for gethostid (linux section 3posix)

GETHOSTID(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			     GETHOSTID(P)

NAME
       gethostid - get an identifier for the current host

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       long gethostid(void);

DESCRIPTION
       The gethostid() function shall retrieve a 32-bit identifier for the current host.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion, gethostid() shall return an identifier for the current host.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       This  volume  of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 does not define the domain in which the return value
       is unique.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       random() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <unistd.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and	reproduced  in	electronic  form  from	IEEE  Std
       1003.1,	2003  Edition,	Standard  for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
       Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003  by
       the  Institute  of  Electrical  and  Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE  and  The  Open  Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				     GETHOSTID(P)


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