Device Identification Page

PJohansson at aol.com PJohansson at aol.com
Tue Jul 18 07:40:38 PDT 1995


In response to John Lohmeyer's May 24, 1995 Proposal

I suggest that the 32-byte device identification be interpreted as the ASCII
representation of the 64-bit Global Unique ID that most future devices are to
contain.

I think this should be supplemented with the same information in its binary
form, for another 8 bytes of data.

Lastly, I think that VPD in response to the INQUIRY command is the place to
make this information available.  Device serial number could be defined to be
GUID for those devices that have this ID and a new field could be added for
the binary format of GUID.




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