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    SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
    On Thu, 17 May 2001, James Simmons wrote:
    > > No, there is another addressing scheme that can be for devices without serial
    > > number: the vendor and product ids. Most people do not have two devices of
    > > the same kind, so you often do not need the topology at all.
    > I wouldn't make that assumpation. I have two PS/2 keybaords attached to my
    > system and they don't have serial ids nor do they have vendor or product
    > ids.

    Yes. And it's the hardcore users who have multiple devices of the same kind.
    Think e.g. RAID.



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