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Updated: July 2014
 
 

gethostid(3C)

Name

gethostid - get an identifier for the current host

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

long gethostid(void);

Description

The gethostid() function returns the 32-bit identifier for the current host. If the hardware capability exists, this identifier is taken from platform-dependent stable storage; otherwise it is a randomly generated number. It is not guaranteed to be unique.

If the calling thread's process is executing within a non-global zone that emulates a host identifier, then the zone's emulated 32-bit host identifier is returned.

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
MT-Safe
Standard

See Also

hostid(1), sysinfo(2), attributes(5), standards(5), zones(5)