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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_unique_id.c
Date Sun, 17 Aug 1997 13:24:48 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 17 Aug 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > >
> > > Ok I'll take Ben's advice and call these unique identifiers.  This patch
> > > implements the stuff I've been babbling about, so that people can see
> > > exactly what I mean in code and tell me if I'm smoking crack.
> >
> > Looks OK (apart from comment below), but since all you are after is
> > uniqueness, and not ordering, why bother with the [hn]to[nh][sl] stuff?
> 
> If you had two web servers with different byte orderings serving the same
> "site" (i.e. round robin) then you need to use a common ordering in order
> to be able to compare unique ids from each server (i.e. when merging
> logs).

Fair 'nuff.

Cheers,

Ben.

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