Package: uuid-runtime (2.17.2-0ubuntu1.10.04.1) [security]
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Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- LaMont Jones
- Scott James Remnant
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
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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