Bug 77457 - hostid replies with same identifier = 7f0100
hostid replies with same identifier = 7f0100
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-07 07:06 EST by lattier
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 07:46:31 EST
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Description lattier 2002-11-07 07:06:30 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; SunOS 5.7 sun4u)

Description of problem:
running hostid command on different stations ; got the same result = 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run hostid on each station

Actual Results:  7f0100

Expected Results:  an unique identifier for each station

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 07:36:40 EST
The hostid program just calls the gethostid() function from the C library.
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2004-12-10 07:46:31 EST
If /etc/hostid doesn't exist (where you can set hostid to anything you want),
gethostid returns IP address of your hostname.
So it depends on how have you configured your networking.
7f0100 means your hostname's IP address is on lo interface, just don't do that.

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