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    Re: Server name idea's

    Just don't call anything the Titanic

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    Re: Server name idea's

    Whenever I'm doing development work, I tend name things after the Discworld characters or places. Example, I had a domain called Unseen, the servers and workstations were named after the wizards

    Of course, production servers had more practical names such as appsrv, filesrv, terminalserver etc.

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    Re: Server name idea's

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Quote Originally Posted by edie209
    I think this has been talked about before but because we have Devonport Naval base outside our gates I use naval ships ie Victory, Invincible you get the idea
    Eek! That's a bit of a 'come hack me' sign isn't it? A server called Invincible!
    As long as the firewall isn't called 'Titanic' it'll be fine.

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    Re: Server name idea's

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Just don't call anything the Titanic
    O dear, when i put 2 new DC's in i called one Titanic and the other Olympic, if i had enough cash for a 3rd it would have been Britannic. Titanic has not gone down yet. But then again she's not even a month old.

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    Re: Server name idea's

    My NM is a "Bill & Ted" fan - ours are Napoleon, Genghis, Socrates (pronounced "So Crates") & Lincoln.

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    Re: Server name idea's

    We had a testing box called Jane. I forget why it was called jane, i think we found a machine and it as called jane so it stayed jane from there on in.

    The problem is the innuendo that can come from it.

    "Jane's gone down again"
    "Turn jane on"

    A suggestion for a new server was that it got called Jenna Jaimeson. That didn't happen of course. Functional names are what i prefer for production servers. But for my home boxes my LAMP server is called lampy, my 2U rackmount is called behemoth and the old RM box is called frankenbox

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    Re: Server name idea's

    Clearly, my new print server needs to be named 'Oblivion'.

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    Re: Server name idea's

    I would go functional - in school anyway! - as it will make it easier for other people who might come in and use the network. Also remember that the print server name is visible in MS Word, so don't call your server anything which you wouldn't want staff and students to see (although I do like the vomit synonyms which Plexar suggests!).

    Our server name was thrust on us by RM with no consultation with me, and it bugs me no end - SJC-SR-001 is just daft! I can see where they're coming from, but the name is just too long and when am I likely to have more than 99 servers to merit the 3-digit numbering?!?! SJC1 would seem to have sufficed, or maybe with one letter to denote function, e.g. SJCE1 for an email server.

    I used to work in a place where they were named after key IT people, as Lee suggested, but it was a nightmare as we couldn't spell some of the weirder ones!

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    Re: Server name idea's

    poets laureates here......

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    Re: Server name idea's

    Currently using Buffyverse (Angel, Spike, Buffy, Faith).

    Moving to Ghostbusters (don't ask why, I don't know) - PDC is Zuul

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