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doctorflange



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Computer Names Reply with quote

So:

How do you name your computers? Personally, I name them after train stations around Glasgow (sad, I know)


There's also Hyndland (Old Tower)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my home network, each machine is named after a planet. Mercury is a dhcp/dns server, mars is a fileserver, and neptune/pluto/earth are clients.

At work, my linux boxes are named after not-so-common animals, such as panther, sunbird, barracuda and falcon.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main box has always been Crusader, the other one I set up is lilbox (an old 350mhz) that one gets used for all sorts of experimentation Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.lugradio.org/viewtopic.php?t=1286
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Discworld characters for my home machines, Blake's 7 characters for the machines at work (Yes, I'm that sad...)
Might have to rethink the scheme at work - I'm running out of names !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The machines at work are all from Sci-Fi, which came from this list: http://www.ludd.luth.se/~anna/mnames.html

We use Xen(spelt wrong but has been this way since 98 ) - Blake's Seven, Orac - Blake's Seven, Joshua - War Games, HAL - 2001, Skynet - Terminator (I & II), SAL - HAL's `sister' from "2010" and Colossus - Colossus: The Forbin Project

The home PC's are named after composers so we have: nielsen, beethoven, tchaikovsky
The firewall is just 'ipcop' and the server is called 'beast'.
The laptops are just random names....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sad ? -=- mines called "sonofhal" -=- hmmm ,,, and for a very good reason too , (grin) Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colossus is actually the name the name of a real computer. It was an electro mechanical computer designed by a post office (who at the time ran the telephone system) worker for the purpose of breaking the codes used by the German Enigma code machine during the latter stages of world war two. Apparently even todays pentium class PC's would take longer to do the same job.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that sig of mine is also from sci fi; namely Isaac Asimovs "Foundation".
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Powerbook G3: Elrond (Lord of the rings)
Desktop-Gaming pc 2600xp+: Blue (color of the CCFL and led-fans)
Desktop-Gaming pc 2600xp+: Jupke (after the famous belgian beer; Jupiler, because it's build into a beercontainer)
Celeron 266 server: chewbacca (Star wars)
Desktop Pc (windows): Problems (guess the reason for that)
PI laptop - test machine: bigbeebase (once part of a cluster with bigbeefort and bigbeehold: sold)
PI laptop - scan and printserver:Galadriel (Lord of the rings)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My machines are named after my baby sons toys...

So I have

1. dogdog - My main desktop computer, his small fluffy dog which is suspended from his pushchair
2. humphrey - my Mac mini, his patchwork cuddly toy
3. dylan - my work laptop, his squeaking Donkey

The things you do because of kids!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are extremely boring - tc[number]; my desktop is tc4, my server is tc11, my laptop is tc20, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My windows network pcs are named after london streets.(It started because the company is called Regent, and it's first (netware) server was called Regent.
So we have... bond, oxford,jermyn and so on.
then we introduced linux servers, the first was Mandrake., and I started with famous magicians ( alibongo, davidnixon, etc) .
But then we moved away from Mandrake. and now we have Arthurdent(our firewall), Fordprefect (main data server) Marvin,Trillian, Zaphod(mailserver) and even Slarttibartfast.
We don't have a DeepThought yet tho....(or broomfondle)..

You can always tell a network designed by an MCSE.....

Readlly discernable friendly names like... ew23csgrdfl2. (eastwing 23 centre site groundfloor second area)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Composers!

Vivaldi -- Thinkpad R50e
Zelenka -- Old main dell box
Scarlatti -- Toshiba 400CS laptop serer
Desprez -- Ancient Peacock Voyager 486 laptop

Hrm, come to think of it, I don't have a name for my Amiga (although it isn't networked, and I haven't fired it up for over a year.)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only have one PC atm. So no LAN.
But I have for some strange reason come to call it "Laptop"
This I still do, even though I (cus of get burned) stop having it on my lap long ago. Rolling Eyes
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