Network Naming

Cutler James R james.cutler at
Tue Jan 25 16:41:26 CST 2011

On Jan 25, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Nick Olsen wrote:

> Whats the rule of thumb for naming gear these days 
> (routers,switches...etc). Or is there one?

Pick a scheme which:
1. Uses simple memorable names.
2. Makes business sense to you.
3. You know how to manage (database, publication, updates, etc.

If I had to weight these criteria, I would weight 3 most heavily.

James R. Cutler
james.cutler at

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