Hardware Serial Numbers under FreeBSD
arne at rfc2549.org
Fri Nov 5 08:15:19 PST 2004
"Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <danm at prime.gushi.org> writes:
> Hey all, I'm trying to create an inventory script for systems that will be
> loaded via net-boot. I was wondering if there was any useful way to
> obtain the serial number of devices like the hard drives, processor,
> and/or motherboard. (as far as I can guess, those are the only things
> likely to store a serial number in a machine-readable format).
> I'm scripting in perl, but of course have nothing against making system
> calls to get at the low-level stuff.
for harddisk you can try smartctl, for bios/mainboard
you can try dmidecode (in ports).
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