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Unique identifier for a computing system [closed]

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Closed as unclear by Canina‭ on Dec 18, 2021 at 10:04

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If IP address is a unique identifier of a computing device in a network (LAN and/or WAN) and MAC is a unique identifier for a network card and/or modem, what would be a unique identifier for a computing device in and of itself (used by software installed on that computing device to refer to the computing device itself)?

It might be a mainboard unique identifier, it might be an operating system installment unique identifier, both or one string for both; what is the terminology to use here?

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What do you want to achieve? (1 comment)
IPs and MACs are not unique, nor persistent, nor necessarily available, identifiers (2 comments)
How do you define a "computing system"? (1 comment)

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