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Server naming scheme
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What naming scheme do you use for your servers?
We are currently looking at changing the naming scheme we use for servers. Currently we use color names for servers but that list is beginning to run out of single word, easy to spell names.
In ancient history here there was a decision to follow the advice in RFC 1178 in choosing names for our servers: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1178
Here are the main bullet points from that article:
· Don't overload other terms already in common use.· Don't choose a name after a project unique to that machine.· Don't use your own name.· Don't use long names.· Avoid alternate spellings.· Avoid domain names.· Avoid domain-like names.· Don't use antagonistic or otherwise embarrassing names.· Don't use digits at the beginning of the name.· Don't use non-alphanumeric characters in a name.· Don't expect case to be preserved.· Use words/names that are rarely used.· Use theme names.· Use real words.· Don't worry about reusing someone else's hostname.· There is always room for an exception.
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