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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 17:43:47 +0200
From: Tim Sinkins
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Subject: Re: Generating Serial Numbers
Organization: Alcatel Kommunikations Elektronik
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John Devereux wrote:
> "Geraldo Sazias" wrote:
> >Maybe slightly OT but here goes:
> >I was wondering where companies get their schemes to generate serial numbers
> >for their equipment. These are almost always coded to prevent competitors
> >from finding out how many products one has produced.
> >Are there standards for generatin serial numbers or do companies make these
> >up on an ad-hoc basis?
> We started at 1 and counted upwards... You mean there's
> another way???!!
As the guy said you don't want anyone to know that this is sale no 1.
Easiest way to avoid this would appear to be to pick a number 12345
and count up from there.
> John Devereux
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