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Postby doctorflange » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:17 pm


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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Postby M0PHP » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:27 pm

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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Postby Flea » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:41 pm

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 :D
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Postby nordle » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:37 pm

I think, therefore I compile
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Postby Nigel » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:54 pm

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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Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:15 am

The machines at work are all from Sci-Fi, which came from this list:

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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Postby jjmac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:29 am

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


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Postby Gordon » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:48 am

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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Postby Gordon » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:50 am

And that sig of mine is also from sci fi; namely Isaac Asimovs "Foundation".
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Postby bigbee » Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:07 pm

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)
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Postby Andy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:54 pm

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

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Postby Dave2 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:20 pm

Mine are extremely boring - tc[number]; my desktop is tc4, my server is tc11, my laptop is tc20, etc.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:21 pm

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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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:21 am


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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Postby Lejon » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:23 am

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. :roll:
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