Recieving a unique hostid for my machine!

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    Exclamation Recieving a unique hostid for my machine!

    Hey!

    How do I get a hostid from my ethernet card?
    Where do I start?

    Thanks!

    - Suddenad

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    Look into SNMP ( Simple Network Management Protocol ).

    Aswell as giving you the MAC address ( the unique identifier for your ethernet card ) it will give you a whole heap of other usefull information.

    Hope this helps,
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