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    H. Peter Anvin writes ("Re: disabling Intel PSN"):

    > I disagree with this sentiment: there are applications for which this
    > is a desirable feature. It would be better if this was a kernel
    > command-line option, even if the default would be off.

    I think it's a bad idea to allow it at all. If it's enabled, vendors
    will start using it for generating software licence keys; its bad
    enough that Mac addresses are used for this purpose (consider what
    happens when your server's hardware fails and needs to be replaced).

    Peter

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