How can I generate a 128 bit GUID?
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Posted By:   ewan_harrow
Posted On:   Tuesday, May 8, 2001 08:50 AM

I need to generate a GUID and have seen suggestions about using an RMI server but nothing about how to actually generate the GUID itself.

Re: How can I generate a 128 bit GUID?

Posted By:   Anonymous  
Posted On:   Friday, May 25, 2001 11:39 AM

I'm not sure you can generate a GUID without writing native code to get the network card number or ethernet address.

Anyway, take a look at java.rmi.dgc.VMID for generating unique identifiers across all Java Virtual Machines. Maybe this could be enough for your purposes.

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