GETHOSTID(2)	    UNIX Programmer's Manual	     GETHOSTID(2)


NAME
     gethostid, sethostid - get/set unique identifier of current
     host

SYNOPSIS
     hostid = gethostid()
     long hostid;

     sethostid(hostid)
     long hostid;

DESCRIPTION
     Sethostid establishes a 32-bit identifier for the current
     processor that is intended to be unique among all UNIX sys-
     tems 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 boot time.

     Gethostid returns the 32-bit identifier for the current pro-
     cessor.

SEE ALSO
     hostid(1), gethostname(2)

BUGS
     32 bits for the identifier is too small.


Printed 11/26/99	November 28, 1985			1


 
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