GETHOSTID(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual GETHOSTID(3P)

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NAME gethostid - get an identifier for the current host

SYNOPSIS #include <unistd.h>

long gethostid(void);

DESCRIPTION The gethostid() function shall retrieve a 32-bit identifier for the current host.

RETURN VALUE Upon successful completion, gethostid() shall return an identifier for the current host.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES None.

APPLICATION USAGE This volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 does not define the domain in which the return value is unique.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS None.

SEE ALSO random(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <unistd.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group 2003 GETHOSTID(3P)