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runtime components for the Universally Unique ID library
The libuuid library generates and parses 128-bit universally unique ids (UUIDs). A UUID is an identifier that is unique across both space and time, with respect to the space of all UUIDs. A UUID can be used for multiple purposes, from tagging objects with an extremely short lifetime, to reliably identifying very persistent objects across a network.
See RFC 4122 for more information.
This package contains the uuidgen program and the uuidd daemon.
The uuidd daemon is used to generate UUIDs, especially time-based UUID’s, in a secure and guaranteed-unique fashion, even in the face of large numbers of threads trying to grab UUID’s running on different CPU’s. It is used by libuuid as well as the uuidgen program.
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