Determining the host ID of your machine

Version: O-2018.06
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The host ID is really just the MAC address of the primary network interface of the machine. You can use the operating system functionality to extract the MAC address:

Windows

  1. Open the Network Settings window.

  2. Select Ethernet and click it to show the network properties.

    Important

    Binding to a wireless network interface is discouraged, since it means QuantumATK may not run if the wireless adapter is disabled, e.g. when you turn on airplane mode.

  3. The MAC address will be shown under Physical address:

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Tip

Open a Command Prompt window and type getmac. The MAC address is listed under Physical Address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (-)

Physical Address    Transport Name
=================== ==============================
68-F7-28-67-5F-89   \Device\Tcpip_{710FBFB5-0F6CA}     <======
60-57-18-76-08-31   Media disconnected

Linux

  1. Open the Network connection preferences.

  2. Select your wired connection and click on Edit button.

    Important

    Binding to a wireless network interface is discouraged, since it means QuantumATK may not run if the wireless adapter is disabled, e.g. when you turn on airplane mode.

  3. The MAC address will be shown under Device.

    ../_images/host_id_Linux.png

Tip

In a terminal window type ifconfig. The MAC address is marked as HWaddr and listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).

enp0s31f6 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 50:7b:9d:ef:3b:fa         <======
          inet addr:10.103.1.135  Bcast:10.103.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::a5f0:17d0:1c33:3197/64 Scope:Link