Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Toolkit
OSSP uuid is an application programming interface (API) and corresponding command line interface (CLI) for generating DCE 1.1 and ISO/IEC 11578:1996 compliant Universally Unique Identifiers (UUID). It supports DCE 1.1 variant UUIDs of version 1 (time and node based), version 3 (name based, MD5), version 4 (random number based) and version 5 (name based, SHA-1). UUIDs are 128 bit numbers which are intended to have a high likelihood of uniqueness over space and time and are computationally difficult to guess. They are globally unique identifiers which can be locally generated without contacting a global registration authority. UUIDs are intended as unique identifiers for both mass tagging objects with an extremely short lifetime and to reliably identify very persistent objects across a network.
8 March 2005
Leaders and contributors
|Ralf S. Engelschall||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://cvs.ossp.org/pkg/lib/uuid/|
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