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Bug 77457

Summary: hostid replies with same identifier = 7f0100
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: lattier <andre.lattier>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 7.2CC: fweimer
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Description lattier 2002-11-07 12:06:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
running hostid command on different stations ; got the same result = 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: hostid on each station

Actual Results:  7f0100

Expected Results:  an unique identifier for each station

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 12:36:40 UTC
The hostid program just calls the gethostid() function from the C library.

Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2004-12-10 12:46:31 UTC
If /etc/hostid doesn't exist (where you can set hostid to anything you want),
gethostid returns IP address of your hostname.
So it depends on how have you configured your networking.
7f0100 means your hostname's IP address is on lo interface, just don't do that.