is the serial number on the motherboard unique

Matthew Walker mwalker at
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?
> /*
> PLUG:, #utah on
> Unsubscribe:
> Don't fear the penguin.
> */

Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting, Inc. -
PHP, Perl, and Web Development - Linux Server Administration

More information about the PLUG mailing list