20946 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2009 6:29 AM by Charles Minow
I don't any direct answers or information for you, but I may be able to point to to someplace or somebody who does.
Here is some general information about UUID: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID
UUID and Mac OS X: http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Darwin/Reference/Manpages/man3/uuid.3.h tml
Check them out. Hope it helps.
I don't think the Hardware UUID is something new with 10.5.8, only the fact that it's being displayed in the System Profiler. I checked on an iMac with 10.5.7 and the UUID was available via the ioreg command line, but not displayed by System Profiler. Once I updated to 10.5.8, that machine showed the hardware UUID in SYstem PRofiler as well.
They appear to be using part of that UUID for the ByHost preferences. Before (i.e., Tiger), I think those preferences used the MAC address.