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From Joan Touzet <>
Subject Re: Unique instance IDs?
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:52:04 GMT
-1 on using URI/URLs, for the simple fact that mobile and desktop
devices often don't have a stable hostname and/or IP address. This is a
huge area where CouchDB is used, increasingly so, and attempting to tie
a DB UUID to something inherently variable on the platform is doomed to

Renaming my PC or phone, getting a new DHCP address, connecting to a
different network or changing the MAC address of my NIC should not
invalidate my DBs, their "UUIDs", or cause unreasonable problems for


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