This was so strange I just had to know. It turns out that ROT47 is how OpenSolaris hides the hostid string from... well hardly anyone who wanted to know really. The second link below is a rather frank discussion of the security through obscurity approach of maintaining a fundamentally broken licence control scheme.
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I'd like to be able to assign to an luser