Get Machine Identifier

How to get the machine identifier?

I want to write an id generator based on this Go package, a MongoDB-like ObjectID which is unique and (relatively) sequential.

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You can look into how the ObjectID generation is implemented in the mongodb package



Just for the record, from your link, we can get machine id from {:ok, hostname} = :inet.gethostname.

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@dc0d - :inet.gethostname is not always returning the host name. I’m experiencing often situations where the above returns just an empty string.

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