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etc etc. Boring, but simple and clear....
8th April 2011, 12:17 PM #16
etc etc. Boring, but simple and clear.
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8th April 2011, 12:23 PM #17
In my old place we used to name them after a few old cars and stuff.
We had :
And a random one wich i loved
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 =]
8th April 2011, 12:38 PM #18
Really not a fan of anything apart from functional names unless its something really witty. Sci-Fi names are such a geek stereotype!
8th April 2011, 12:57 PM #19
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.
Originally Posted by russdev
8th April 2011, 01:36 PM #20
Originally Posted by f4rn4th
8th April 2011, 01:51 PM #21
A virtual pint of EduDaniels and Hobnobs to anyone that can work out what each of these do
8th April 2011, 02:05 PM #22
Somthing like this?
Originally Posted by alan-d
8th April 2011, 02:13 PM #23
I would have thought Physio would be the antivirus.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
8th April 2011, 02:35 PM #24
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;
8th April 2011, 02:37 PM #25
Originally Posted by alan-d
That has to be the e-mail server.
Physio = Antivirus?
8th April 2011, 03:06 PM #26
A hobnob for you for the Mail Server
Originally Posted by X-13
8th April 2011, 03:15 PM #27
*smirk* - I'm suprised you did not call those file servers Dante and Randal Clerks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
8th April 2011, 04:14 PM #28
LOL - we dedicated them to our hard working Admin Staff
8th April 2011, 04:32 PM #29
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
Originally Posted by stebo730
8th April 2011, 06:21 PM #30
- Rep Power
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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