generate and store a hostid in
does not exist, create it and store
a hostid in it. If the user provides
] on the
command line, store that value. Otherwise, randomly generate a value to store.
This emulates the genhostid(1)
utility and is
provided for use on systems which do not include the utility.
] Specifies the
value to be placed in /etc/hostid
. It must be a
number with a value between 1 and 2^32-1. This value
be unique among your systems. It must be
expressed in hexadecimal and be exactly 8 digits long.
- Generate a random hostid and store it
- Record the libc-generated hostid in
- Record a custom hostid (0xdeadbeef) in