[Interest] Unique - Hardware bound - ID

Alex Malyushytskyy alexmalvtk at gmail.com
Tue May 14 22:27:23 CEST 2013

 UUIDs is not unique for hardware/system, so I doubt QUuid  will help.

Such things are normally resolved using MAC address on any system, which is
unique for every network adapter,
But there always may be a system which does not have network adapter, have
a few network adapters or does not let you to obtain MAC address unless you
are  a root (Linux)

I do not think Qt support this, but if not counting some complications
listed above, native for system code you will have to right is easy.


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 2:45 AM, Gopalakrishna Bhat
<gopalakbhat at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Adrian Stern <adrian.stern at screenfood.com
> > wrote:
>> Hello
>> I'm looking for an easy way to get a unique ID for the system my software
>> is running on.
>> We need this ID to be absolutely unique so we can identify each running
>> system and assing stuff to it.
>> So far I found a few linux specific ways to get "some" IDs, which I think
>> can be sufficient but surely not the best solution.
>> e.g. demidecode, hdparm, sdparm, /proc/foo
>> Is there a Qt-way of doing this stuff? Platform independent would be
>> great but is not a must.
>> If you know the right linux dependent way of doing this, help would be
>> much appreciated.
>> Please have a look at QUuid .
> http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/quuid.html
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>> Adrian Stern
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