cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d Makefile hostid src/etc/defaults rc.conf

Henrik Brix Andersen henrik at
Mon Apr 9 23:06:16 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 07:21:27PM +0000, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> pjd         2007-04-09 19:21:27 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     etc/rc.d             Makefile 
>     etc/defaults         rc.conf 
>   Added files:
>     etc/rc.d             hostid 
>   Log:
>   Add rc.d/hostid script (turned on by default) which on first boot generates
>   UUID and stores it in /etc/hostid ($hostid_file) as well as sets kern.hostuuid
>   and kern.hostid sysctls on every boot.
>   Hostid can be reset using '/etc/rc.d/hostid reset' command.
>   Hostid generation and setting can be turned off by setting variable
>   hostid_enable to "NO" in /etc/rc.conf.

Can you shed some light on what this unique host ID can/will be used for?

Henrik Brix Andersen <henrik at>
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