is the serial number on the motherboard unique

Frank Sorenson frank at tuxrocks.com
Tue May 12 22:22:22 MDT 2009


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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?

How about using:
dmidecode -s system-uuid

Frank
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Frank Sorenson - KD7TZK
Linux Systems Engineer, DSS Engineering, UBS AG
frank at tuxrocks.com
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