Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 19:06 UTC
In the News If you were to break into my network, getting to the contents of the right computer would be easy. I facilitate digital burglars by naming my computers according to what they actually are; my main desktop machine carries the label "Desktop", my Aspire One is imaginatively named "One", and this trend continues down to "PowerMac G4", "Ultra 5", and "T2". I always found giving computers real names was a tad bit wacky, but as it turns out, it can actually be very useful to give your servers and computers whimsical but meaningful names.
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Breaking the rules
by Gent on Wed 4th Feb 2009 01:05 UTC
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I used to use pretty static themes such as major cities London, Cairo, Moscow, etc... but with recent development of the network infrastructure in the current company I work for I've been using more abstract names that are more meaningful:

Providence - Primary server responsible for a number of functions e-mail, secure web services, etc...

Circus - Web development and application playground for various demoed web-apps/test beds, etc.

Boulevard - Terminal Server and DAV server for sister company employees, partners, etc.

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