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General Chat Thread, Server Names in General; Originally Posted by f4rn4th In my old place we used to name them after a few old cars and stuff. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4rn4th View Post
    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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    Our last firewall was called Jeb (Jeb's Jobs Episode 1 - Technical Support - YouTube) Our current one is Ash. We also at one point had a mail server called Pat.

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    Recently I installed a server to take over all roles at one of my sites called Vetinari. It confuses a LOT of staff

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    I use a mixture, like our 3 domain controllers are named after the 3 olympic class ships (Olympic, Titanic, Britannic), but others like our file servers are called UFS-(Year of entry) or UFS-(Department). Its which ever works better for that role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Titanic
    Presumably this one went down as soon as you switched it on and will never come back online?

    /obviousjoke

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    One school I worked at used Simpsons names. That's how it was when I started and I carried on the tradition. Wiggum was the firewall, the smallest physically was Maggie and then there was Mr Burns - it became very belligerent! When I left, Bart, Lisa, Homer and Marge were all generation 3, new hardware but same names. Where I work now, we use Star Trek names, but they have to be on the official Star Trek list and be Federation officers, so no Klingons allowed. I argue Bem should be, but the boss won't have it, I think because he doesn't know who Bem is. Another place I worked, used names of Greek gods and goddesses, and yet another place chemical elements. It's all good fun but it makes identifying the servers difficult. I like FS1, FS2, etc for file servers, LDAP, MAIL, DC, etc.

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    Just go with xxxdc1, xxxdc2 and so on here, don't like stupid names for them.

    Once heard of a recording studio who'd had a tech in to set their network up, and called all the servers "penis" and "vagina" and the like. On a professional job. Idiot.

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