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Choosing good names for machines

I was thinking about the concept of naming machines and in general I try to first think of a theme to help decide on a naming convention.

I don’t know where I read about this… perhaps in the DNS & BIND book or some other website (before blogs really took off) however I just rediscovered RFC 1178 which offers plenty of suggestions and anti-suggestions for deciding on names for machines and like many of the earlier RFCs it is quite readable. Highly recommended read.

Read RFC 1178

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