Platform-independent GUID creation?

Jeff Koftinoff jeff at
Fri Dec 21 17:57:25 EST 2001

"Steve Holden" <sholden at> wrote in message news:<ZdKU7.34158$pc4.4356 at>...
> Whatever. I'll settle for a Unix "create GUID" routine and one for the Mac
> (I would assume for these purposes that OSX shold be treated like some
> flavor of U*ix?). These could be included along with the win32 CreateGuid()
> and a platform choice to give something *reasonably* portable.
> regards
>  Steve

The problem of course with creating a GUID this way is that it
REQUIRES the computer to have an ethernet adapter.

I got bitten by this one before when some clients only had modems, and
my app needed to create a GUID on their computer.


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