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Network Managment

Exciting tales from the depths of the binary jungle.

  1. The DMI Discontinuity and the Perils of Brand X Computing

    by , 6th June 2008 at 07:27 AM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    The Idea:
    Built into practically all late model computers there is a small chunk of the BIOS flash memory reserved for management information such as the brand, type and serial number of the product. This was originally called DMI (Desktop management Interface) but has now been renamed SMBIOS (System Management BIOS). This little chunk of memory is accessible by a number of means including WMI and hardware identification programs such as Everest. This little chunk of information is a fabulous ...
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