On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 11:44:56AM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> used to do any *real* identification at all. both are probably used to
> deal with licensing issues (the pentium iii id isn't really useful for
> anything else) and other issues on single user machines. attempts by
> *anyone* to use them for other purposes is useless. at best they point
> suspicion, but prove nothing. the id's themselves are harmless; the way
> intel positioned theirs in a product announcement, and the way people
> are using the ms-word guid now: that is harmful.
I could never understand this. Sun machines have had Hostid's for the last
18 years or something. No one ever minded. Hostid's rock. Easy to license
stuff to them, and if needs be, you can change it ;)
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