Globally unique ids (GUIDs) generator.
Online tool for generating globally unique ids (GUIDs) aka
universally unique ids (UUIDs).
A GUID represents a Unique identifier - that means you cannot
generate the same GUID more than once.
A GUID has a very low (...practically impossible) probability
of being duplicated. GUIDs are applied for identification purposes in a number
of fields in the computer industry.
Possible uses are (but are not limited to):
- The identifiers in the windows registry.
- Identifiers used in databases.
- Identifiers used in RPC (COM, CORBA) (remote procedure calls).
- To ensure nobody else would - by accident - provide something conflicting.
GUIDs can be generated in a number of ways but most often is a
hash of several things that might be unique at any given point
in time. IP address plus the clock date/time etc are used to
generate Unique Ids. Each system may have slightly different
algorithm to generate the Unique Id.