Network Naming Conventions

Bill Stewart nonobvious at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 17:42:27 CDT 2010


- Beers (the main server got to be "anchor", which made our ex-Navy
boss happy and seemed more professional than some others
- Mountains, mostly volcanic
- Psychoactive chemicals ("the database is on speed, the development
project's on prozac...)
- Friends at Princeton used quarks ("Up is down today.") and random
names like "3bvax".
- Classical composers
- Tolkien characters (one of the reasons for DNS was that too many
people wanted to name their machine "frodo" or "mozart".)




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