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General Chat Thread, Server Names in General; Data1 Data2 Data3 AD1 AD2 MX1 DTOX (AV) DHCP etc etc. Boring, but simple and clear....
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    Data1
    Data2
    Data3
    AD1
    AD2
    MX1
    DTOX (AV)
    DHCP

    etc etc. Boring, but simple and clear.

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    In my old place we used to name them after a few old cars and stuff.

    We had :
    Escort
    Cortina
    Jag

    And a random one wich i loved
    THOR

    It was like the main file server that every stored there data on and was like a massive giant spec of a server so i decided to name it Thor =]

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    Really not a fan of anything apart from functional names unless its something really witty. Sci-Fi names are such a geek stereotype!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Maybe it is me but I really dislike naming after things. Use to name things xxx-???-&&&.

    Xxx would be site code I.e lhs

    ??? Would be type code so srv for servers, swt for switches, STM for stations etc etc

    &&& would be number starting from 1
    I have to agree. But just to be consistent I've also re-named my family TIM-WIF-001, TIM-KID-001 & TIM-KID-002. It'll be so much easier to identify them in a hurry now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f4rn4th View Post
    It was like the main file server that every stored there data on and was like a massive giant spec of a server so i decided to name it Thor =]
    Love it!

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    A virtual pint of EduDaniels and Hobnobs to anyone that can work out what each of these do

    Referee
    Crabtree
    Haystacks
    Nakasaki
    Physio
    Engrave
    Sentry
    Clerk1
    Clerk2
    Linesman
    Squirrel
    Hogan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    A virtual pint of EduDaniels and Hobnobs to anyone that can work out what each of these do

    Referee - Central directory server
    Crabtree - mac mini for managing apples
    Haystacks - antivirus
    Nakasaki - bomb site, maybe an MIS system
    Physio - Door access control server
    Engrave - print server
    Sentry - firewall
    Clerk1 -fileserver
    Clerk2 -fileserver
    Linesman UPS and network monitering
    Squirrel - webmail
    Hogan - manages private tunnel system under buildings (possibly VPN)
    Somthing like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    A virtual pint of EduDaniels and Hobnobs to anyone that can work out what each of these do

    Referee - Central directory server
    Crabtree - mac mini for managing apples
    Haystacks - antivirus
    Nakasaki - bomb site, maybe an MIS system
    Physio - Door access control server
    Engrave - print server
    Sentry - firewall
    Clerk1 -fileserver
    Clerk2 -fileserver
    Linesman UPS and network monitering
    Squirrel - webmail
    Hogan - manages private tunnel system under buildings (possibly VPN)
    Somthing like this?
    I would have thought Physio would be the antivirus.

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    Referee - Central directory server - Close enough - DC
    Crabtree - mac mini for managing apples - Nope
    Haystacks - antivirus - Nope
    Nakasaki - bomb site, maybe an MIS system - Nope
    Physio - Door access control server - Nope
    Engrave - print server - Have a hobnob
    Sentry - firewall - Close yet so far - Nope
    Clerk1 -fileserver - Have a hobnob
    Clerk2 -fileserver - - Have a hobnob
    Linesman UPS and network monitering - Nope
    Squirrel - webmail - Nope
    Hogan - manages private tunnel system under buildings (possibly VPN) - Nope


    One I missed was;

    Postman

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Postman

    That has to be the e-mail server.


    Also:

    Physio = Antivirus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    That has to be the e-mail server.
    Also:

    Physio = Antivirus? -Nope
    A hobnob for you for the Mail Server

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    *smirk* - I'm suprised you did not call those file servers Dante and Randal Clerks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    LOL - we dedicated them to our hard working Admin Staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by stebo730 View Post
    When I arrived in my present post I had to deal with the previous incumbent's Server Naming Strategy - Basically the Names of Star Wars Characters.

    Exchange Server - C3PO
    File Server - Luke Skywalker
    Domain Controller - Death Star
    Web Filer - Chewbacca

    This has obviously been longed changed to a more suitable Server Naming system that isn't embarrasing should a contractor be doing work on a system.
    All of ours are named after star wars characters, and most contratcors find it funny and is in no way emabrrising. In fact its made our life a million times easier, the used to be called XXX-01 etc and staff/students could never remember the names of servers. Its much easier for them to remember an error message about Yoda rather than XXX-01

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    Never been a fan of random naming conventions - I don't buy the security through obscurity argument, so to that end, everything I set up is [SITEID]*-DC01, [SITEID]-MIS01 or [SITEID]-Cab1-Switch1 or whatever. It takes a bit more forethought, and sometimes dual role servers need some thinking about but I much prefer it overall.

    *IMO, this can be anything or just leave it out altogether. I'm a fan of three letter acronyms here, so Margate Primary may be MAR, for example

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