BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Aug 9 16:40:52 UTC 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Howard Jones wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> The uniqueness is a combination of IP+hostname ... again, as one pointed
>> out with PCBSD, this isn't always necessarily the case, but, IMHO, that
>> is a flaw of PCBSD having all hosts on the same network using the same
>> hostname ...
> That's the nice thing with the 'ifconfig|sha256' scheme. Because it
> would include the MAC address of the interfaces in the hash, the only
> 'identical' machines would be ones with no ethernet interfaces at all.

Right, and the bad thing is if yu alias another IP on that device, the 
hash totally changes, so we see that one host now as being two different
ones :)  That's why we disqualified using ifconfig right at the beginning 

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