Its recently come to my attention that a certain competitor of KinetixHosting.com (blatant plug) has servers named UGH and one named SHEKEL.
I just wanted to remind everyone that it could be worse.
I almost hate to poke fun at the folks from Redmond about this, because I think for its time Windows NT Server Resource Kit was an awesome document. As the diagram above shows, naming conventions might not have been the Kit’s most enduring contribution to networking, or my understanding of the subject anyway.
If you are like me, you’ll want to know what the RFC on the subject is. Its a good one, especially if you’re a history buff like me you’ll appreciate the reference to the growth of Internet domain name servers and the slow decline in the use of host files. It got me to thinking:
1) Do you know what your computer is named? (without looking?)
2) Does the name make sense in some naming scheme, or does it just have the name of the person who unpacked the box? (My Macintosh computer is actually named John’s Computer, yes that is an apostrophe and a space in the name, and it has nothing to do with anything. Go ahead, laugh.)