What naming scheme do you guys use for computers??

Electric Amish

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Before we were bought out, we were using large mountains(K2, Lonepeak, etc) and local ski areas (Brighton, Sundance, etc). I thought that was a pretty cool scheme.

Now our new company uses freakin' Greek/Roman Gods/creatures (Mars, Cerberus, Pegasus, etc..) How passe is that?

I was just wondering what other companies do.

amish
 

Windogg

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Damn corporate standards.

Servers: 3 letter site designation
Workstation: Last Name + First Initial
Switches/Hubs/Routers: I had fun with these. I named each one after a major transport hub (Logan, Southstation, Northstation, Backbay, Riverside, etc..)

Windogg
 

SVTPower

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Now our new company uses freakin' Greek/Roman Gods/creatures (Mars, Cerberus, Pegasus, etc..) How passe is that

This is one of the oldest naming conventions you see in networks. It's a horrible idea.

When I contract at places I try to get them to go to one I found to be very easy.

Examples:

NT Exchange server in Seattle

SEANTEX01 Seattle---NT---Exchange---Server #1

Novell File server in Detroit

DETNWFS01 Detroit---Netware---File Server--#1

The problem I found with the names like Zues and whatever else is it's fine for the tiny shops but when you get some serious amounts of servers in there you are scambling to figure out whats going on.
 

iamwiz82

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at my work it is: ABC999

where: abc999
is the city, Rochester Hills

where: abc999 stands for:
A Access Point
C CD Server
H Hub
L Linux
N Novell
P Print Server
R Router
S Switch
T Windows NT Server
U UNIX
W Windows NT Workstation
X Windows 9x

and the 999 is a unique number 001-999

so my PC is RHW083 and our PDC is RHT001
 

Zapster

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Since I was the only doing it, I named them after former girl friends.

Debby
Donna
Carol
Susie
Julie
Janice
etc.
 
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My home network is named BORG_HIVE.
The DSL router/DHCP sever is BORG_QUEEN.

All of the other computers on network are named after individual borg that have been shown in the series. Hugh,Locutus,7of9(big rackmount case)
Crosis, Data.

The work network naming scheme I still haven't figured out.
 

GL

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At my old work we named computers after Saturday Night Live skit characters. Pat dual boots NT and Linux...actually we never had a Pat but that just occured to me to be the name of our next server that does just that;)

-GL
 

geno

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We do Ocean names around here since we were formerly Shore Net. We have Ocean, Shells 1 2 and 3, mast, galley, schooner, frigate, nautilus, polaris...ahh there's too many to name, there has to be over 100 "Ocean" names here
 

DaveJ

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Viper: ROTFL!

We have all sorts of schemes at work... we started out with the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.) but the only ones left are Alpha and Beta. Then we had birds of prey (Falcon, Condor, etc.). Now we have mostly philosophers and Star Trek related stuff (Enterprise, Voyager, Voltaire, Kant, Goode, etc.) I wanted to name the next server DeTocqeville but that didn't go down too well... :)

We also have the 7 Dwarves (Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, and ummmm.... dunno the last one... :))

My machines at work and home are named after stars or constellations (Lyra, Cygnus, Orion, Centauri, Vega)

Dave
 

Imported

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They use the elements in the periodic table for the computer classes at my high school. Heard something about some person sued that names were gender biased so they went to elements.. :confused:
 

Shuxclams

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Kidding, Home is is strictly by function for the servers and username for desktops; portal, mail, SHUX, etc..
Work is company/service/OS/number, so ACME Publishing's SQL server that is on WinNT and is the second SQL server there becomes APSQWNT2, there exchange server on W2K would be APEXW2K1 and so on.





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