Network Naming

Gary Steers gary.steers at sharedband.com
Tue Jan 25 19:15:18 CST 2011


James makes a good point...

> 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.


The other key thing to bear in mind is consistency and scalability... (i.e. design a scope that can grow with your network and needs

{interface/server}.{router/vmhost}.{city}.{country}.example.net

The other thing that doesn't really have any defined list is {city}, Some people prefer 2 letter, some 3 letter, some people use airport codes etc..


Hope that helps!

G

---
Gary Steers
Sharedband NOC/3rd Line Support
Sharedband
UK: +44 (0)1473 287207
US: +1 206 420 0240
E: gary.steers at sharedband.com

We have a new support system - http://support.sharedband.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Cutler James R [mailto:james.cutler at consultant.com] 
Sent: 25 January 2011 22:41
To: nanog group
Subject: Re: Network Naming

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 consultant.com









More information about the NANOG mailing list