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gethostid(2)							  gethostid(2)

Name
       gethostid,  sethostid - get or set the unique identifier of the current
       host

Syntax
       hostid = gethostid()
       int hostid;

       sethostid(hostid)
       int hostid;

Description
       The system call establishes a 32-bit identifier for the current proces‐
       sor  that is intended to be unique among all UNIX systems in existence.
       This is normally a DARPA Internet address for the local machine.	  This
       call is allowed only to the superuser and is normally performed at boot
       time.

Return Values
       The system call returns the 32-bit identifier for the  current  proces‐
       sor.

See Also
       hostid(1), gethostname(2)

								  gethostid(2)
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