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Would a Server by Any Other Name Be as Functional?

Feb 04, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"Josh Fruhlinger has written a story about several naming scheme anecdotes he's assembled over the years, and it provides an interesting insight into how IT administrators name their servers and clients. The one I personally found quite interesting was where a certain CIA office named their servers after US states, and then continued this trend downwards on the stack by naming subnets' clients after cities located in their respective states. This led to interesting conversations in the elevator. "I don't know what we're going to do about Maine! We're seeing crashes every day now.""

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