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i have a Question how to get any unique id or Mac address from my Raspberry pi ?
Am using Windows Universal Application Platform Vb.net (Visual Basic )

anyone can help ?

What I have tried:

VB
 Dim deviceinfo = New EasClientDeviceInformation
Debug.WriteLine(deviceinfo.id)


but this is not unique
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Updated 7-Oct-16 14:28pm

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A MAC address is not a unique identifier. The specification for MAC addresses just says that the id must be unique on the segment the network adapter is connected to. It is not a globally unique id.

The best way to go about something like this is to assign a unique id to the device from your server-side code, such as a GUID or a cryptographic hash value. Basically, when your device gets on the network and talks to your server, if it doesn't have an id value, it asks the server for one. Once the id is established all further communication can be done using that id value to identify the device.
 
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