GUID Generators for non-Windows systems?

Samuel A. Falvo II kc5tja at
Mon Nov 6 03:14:47 CET 2000

On Sat, 4 Nov 2000 23:33:18 +0000, jason petrone wrote:
>Why you don't just use timestamp + MAC address as in windows?  MAC address'
>are pretty easy to get in a cross-unix manner using the ifconfig program.

This is the fundamental problem with Unix-type operating systems in general.
How does ifconfig get this information?  And why isn't it more clearly

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