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vrf lan id...other unique identifiers

Question asked by rsb on Sep 9, 2003
"Gonzalo Urday <> wrote:
> Hello all:
> First I would like to thank you to all those that helped me in my previous
> question. I was wondering if there is a built in object in VEE that
> identifies a PCs unique identifier such as MAC address or something that
> cannot be changed easily by a user. this in order to generate software
> licenses....any help would be greatly appreciated.

No - there is no built-in object that directly does that.

However the "execute program" object will do what you want since
it is quite doable from a command line.

About the only truely unique identifier that can;t be changed on your
computer is the CPU ID. Unfortunately the major flap a few years
back when the public found out about this identifier all but precludes
its usage.

Your next best bet is- as you suggest- the MAC address.

This is readily available from "ipconfig" and as long as you stay
away from all software-defined MAC's it is secure enough for most

Once you figure out what you want, and how to do it from a command
line, then implement using the "execute program" object.



Stan Bischof  Agilent Technologies  707-577-3994

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