is the serial number on the motherboard unique

Matthew Walker mwalker at kydance.net
Mon May 11 14:45:50 MDT 2009


If it doesn't have a NIC, does it matter whether it's unique? Generate a random MAC, and
store it. Or generate a UUID on first-run.

On Mon, May 11, 2009 2:41 pm, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> Is the serial number of the motherboard unique?
>
> I need a way to uniquely identify a computer (PC) from all other computers
> (PCs) in the world.
>
> I thought about using MAC address - but what if the computer doesn't have a
> network card?
>
> Then I thought all computers must have a motherboard - so why not use the
> serial number from it?
>
> Good idea, or is there something better?
>
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