Network Naming Conventions

James Jones james at freedomnet.co.nz
Sat Mar 13 10:06:42 CST 2010


On my last network I named all the routers after simpsons characters.


On 3/13/10 10:47 AM, Paul Stewart wrote:
> Hi Folks...
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> With many changes going on this year in our network, I figured it's a
> good time to revisit our naming conventions used in our networks.
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> Today, we use the following example:
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> Core1-rtr-to-ge1-1-1-vl20.nexicom.net
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> Core box #1, rtr=router, to=location, ge1-1-1=interface, vl20=vlan etc
> etc....
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> Going forward, I'd like to examine a better method to identify the
> devices.... does anyone have published standards on what they use or
> that of other networks and maybe even why they chose those methods?  The
> core of the network is fairly easy for us to look at different changes
> where you have interfaces, subinterfaces, locations etc. to deal with.
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> But what do folks do for "aggregation devices" such as dial-up shelves,
> BAS devices etc?
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> Finally, we have a fair amount of gear (that we own) at customer
> premises that act as either a managed device or a demarcation point ....
> how to you name those today?
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> Open ended questions obviously - looking for many ideas.
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> Paul
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