What's your computer's name? [OT]

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Guest, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Cichlidiot Guest

    Don't you just love how light those Shuttle XPCs are? As long as you have
    a monitor and keyboard where you're going, it's much better than lugging
    most laptops, if a bit bulkier. Hell (one of my Shuttle's) is much lighter
    than pond (my laptop). It also garners more looks and attention. I
    remember the first time I took hell to my research lab when we needed a
    spare machine to install many default installs on for scan data. As soon
    as I unzipped the backpack and pulled out the box, people kept coming over
    going "what is that?". Which I amusedly answered "that's hell", much to
    the confusion of several of them. Eventually I'd point them to the Shuttle
    website or one of the SFF forums. Actually, one guy ended up going out and
    buying his own several weeks later.
    Cichlidiot, Feb 20, 2004
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  2. I've been naming mine after the characters in the movie
    Blade Runner, but I'm running out. The only two characters
    I've got left don't even have names: the Sushi Vendor and
    the Egyptian guy who made the snake. Neither of those are
    particularly good hostnames:

    bash-2.05b$ ssh egyptian-snake-guy.dukesoftware.net

    Duke Robillard, Feb 20, 2004
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  3. ;)
    AFAIR though, the snake guy does have a name...
    (found an excuse to watch the movie again, thanks :)

    Yup, he does. The old chinese lady with the microscope calls him Abdul Ben
    Hassan. Decker calls him Abdul Hassan. Another name for you would be the
    owner(?) of the bar where Zhora dances with the snake, called "Cathy Lewis" or
    the like.
    Stephan Hurler, Feb 20, 2004
  4. My old box (retired): sebs (from my name).
    My brother's old box: vals (from his name).
    My newer box: home (very imaginative, I know).
    My brother's new box: deepblue (named when he played a bit more chess
    than he does now).
    My notebook: phoenix (because the subnet it's mostly on is
    called fire, as opposed to the older
    10Mbit subnet, which was called water).
    Router: deliverator (cf. "Snow Crash")


    Sebastian Hans, Feb 20, 2004
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    Jimbo Guest

    Compaq Evo N800c Laptop. Slackware 9.1:evo
    Homebuilt 1G Athlon Win2K & SuSE 9.0:gone:)(just gave it to my sister)
    Jimbo, Feb 21, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    funny to see more people doing this. the company I used to work for also
    used this kind of naming for all employee workstations :)
    Guest, Feb 21, 2004
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    sreekant Guest

    athlon : lithium
    p4 : hydrogen
    dual celeron : helium
    sreekant, Feb 21, 2004
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    Michael C. Guest

    Cub: Old IBM 486 running Windows 95.
    Tiger: PII 166 running RH7.2.
    Jaguar: HP Celeron 366Mhz running Debian 3.0r1, W2k, and Win98SE
    formerly called Crash which I changed when I bothered to read the
    headers in the mail I was sending.

    Michael C.
    Michael C., Feb 21, 2004
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    GVK Guest

    laetitia - running Fedora 1. 600MHz Celeron, 256MB RAM. Name after Frech
    supermodel Laetitia Casta :)
    I love both laetitias

    GVK, Feb 21, 2004
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    Neil Koozer Guest

    Altair, Deneb, Antares, Rigel, Mirach, Mira, Alberio, Spica, Dubhe, Regulus,
    Vega, Polaris, Capella, Castor, Pollux, Arcturus, Alcor, Mizar, Sirius,
    Caph, Smitty, Jessie, Blackie, Whimpy

    Neil Koozer, Feb 21, 2004
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    Rich Grise Guest

    "Stefan Koopmanschap (remove withoutspam to e-mail)"
    And here's a quick reference for those 101-host subnets:

    Rich Grise, Feb 21, 2004
  12. begin quote: Rich Grise wrote:

    Firewall: heimdalr
    FreeBSD Jail host: aegir
    Internal Webserver jail: odhinn
    Mailhost jail: hermod
    Windows/Linux Dualboot laptop: loki
    Main rig(slack): thorr

    Of course, if you look at my domain name, the theme follows. ;)
    Ciro The Spider-Man, Feb 22, 2004
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    Simon Guest

    ["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.slackware.]
    Whatever comes to mind at the time. I started a bit of a cartoon
    character theme, but it's not a fixed theme:

    dustpuppy: my server machine (originally named because it ran with the
    side off while I was finishing building it; it accumulated enough
    dust that a dust puppy could easily have formed in it; thus started
    the cartoon character names theme)
    dogbert: my current workstation
    ratbert: an old P100 thin client running FreeBSD for experimentation
    purposes (originally named because of its size)
    wally: my Bluetooth mobile phone
    gravity: old workstation; was originally a Windows 98 box that was
    always going down, hence the name
    avatar: my laptop (idea from "God's Debris" by Scott Adams)

    There are other boxen lying around that belong to family members &
    don't have names. ratbert will be leaving the gang soon, as will,
    probably, gravity.
    Simon, Feb 22, 2004
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    TTK Ciar Guest

    My first installation was 0.98pl14, and I don't remember what I
    called that computer .. it spent most of its time booted into OS/2
    anyway. I didn't really transition to Linux until much later, and
    then I used the Slackware 3.0 CDROM that came with the book I'd
    bought, _Linux Unleashed_.

    By that time (1995? 1996? not sure), my personal workstation was
    named Cthulhu, and was an AMD 486DX3/120. I'd gotten into the habit
    of naming my beefy boxes after beefy mythical/fantasy figures, and
    my less-beefy boxes after mythical creatures.

    Later I added a P133 named "Hastur", also running Slack 3.0.

    When I worked at Cygnus, they provided me with a Solaris machine
    (Xiombarg), but it was dependent on company DNS/NFS/etc and I didn't
    have root access. I wanted a machine that could keep on chugging
    when some critical network service broke (as they inevitably did),
    and which was mine to configure. Again, Slack3.0, on a 486DX-33
    named gaia.

    Gaia's motherboard went bad, so I broke it up for parts to make
    two more machines -- goblin and arioch. Goblin was the home LAN's
    firewall/PPP-router machine, and it ran just dandy on a 386SX-25
    with a 40MB hard drive (16MB of which was swap) and 4MB of RAM.

    I received a gift of a Sun IPX, which I named Cenobite and set
    up as a thin client to run upstairs, running applications on the
    Linux box downstairs via X11R4 on SunOS 4.1.3_U1.

    Arioch supplanted Hastur, and inherited the P133. It became my
    personal workstation, as my housemates liked Cthulhu booted into
    DOS to play games. On Arioch, I played around with RedHat for a
    while through the 2.0.x kernel dark times, then tried some other
    distributions. When Slackware 7.1 came out, I ran back to it.

    With DSL and the need to provide my wife with appletalk service
    (she's a Mac user) came the need to put goblin to pasture .. it
    became the new gaming DOS box (no more WarCraft or Descent, but
    it played StarCon-1, WarZone, and Cribbage quite well), and then
    Arioch took its place as the gateway.

    At Flying Crocodile, I wanted to run my own server for web, ftp,
    and email, so I put together a rack-mounted 2U box named Darkness.
    It also a P133, and ran Slackware 7.1.

    Cthulhu had finally died, so I got myself yet another P133 and
    called it Typhon (after the last and greatest of the Titans), also
    a Slack7.1 box.

    Somewhere in there I was playing with Alphas, three 166MHz 20166
    Multias, and gave them the names Lolth, Drider, and Ungoliant.

    Some $20-$40 laptops came and went .. Most of them insufficient
    to run Linux. They were DOS boxes, sufficient for text editing on
    the bus on the way to work and back. My two most recent were
    named Stormbringer (Slack 7.1) and Gammaknife (Slack 8.0, and then
    Slack 8.1). Gammaknife was supposed to be my wife's laptop (she
    has learned some Linux skills, and wanted a laptop, but didn't
    want to shell out the $$$ for a Mac laptop), but she eventually
    gave it back to me and I kept the name. "Gammaknife" was a break
    from my usual naming pattern because she thinks they're corny.

    The name came from the technique the doctors used to burn out
    her acoustic neuroma a few years earlier -- essentially two
    crossing beams of gamma radiation which individually pass through
    tissue without effect, but cauterize tissue where they intersect,
    thus allowing surgery on tumors without having to cut patients'
    skins (pretty nifty).

    Slackware 8.0 was a disaster, so I limped on applying security
    patches to 7.1 until I could try 8.1, which seemed okay on my
    laptop. I installed 8.1 on the home firewall (still arioch), and
    it was great. IPCHAINS especially, but IP-aliasing and dhcpd too.
    I tried it at work, where it replaced some FreeBSD 4.3 machines,
    and did great, even under heavy load (MySQL, Apache, Perl). And
    then finally on Typhon, which I'd since upgraded to a 700MHz Athlon

    So to summarize this..

    Cthulhu ------ Slack 3.0, OS/2 2.1 + 2.2 + 3.0 + 4.0, DOS 5.0
    Hastur ------- Slack 3.0, DOS 5.0
    Xiombarg ----- Solaris 2.5.1
    Gaia --------- Slack 3.0
    Cenobite ----- SunOS 4.1.3_U1
    Goblin ------- Slack 3.0, DOS 5.0
    Arioch ------- Slack 3.0, (many others *), Slack 7.1, Slack 8.1
    Darkness ----- Slack 7.1, FreeBSD 4.1
    Ungoliant ---- RedHat 5.1 for DEC Alpha
    Lolth -------- RedHat 5.1 for DEC Alpha
    Drider ------- RedHat 5.1 for DEC Alpha
    Stormbringer - Slack 7.1, DOS 5.0
    Gammaknife --- Slack 7.1 + 8.0 + 8.1, DOS 5.0
    Typhon ------- Slack 7.1, FreeBSD 4.3, Slack 8.1

    (* Arioch's many other OS's: RedHat 5.0, RedHat 5.1, Debian,
    SuSE, FreeBSD 3.5, and FreeBSD 4.1)

    Of those, Arioch, Cenobite, Drider, Gammaknife, and Typhon still
    exist, though Cenobite and Drider are in cardboard boxes somewhere
    in storage. Arioch is still the home LAN-server, Gammaknife is
    down pending a hard drive replacement, and Typhon is what I'm on
    right now.

    There were some other machines (Centaur, Cyclops, Succubus, and
    Gnoll), but they were all non-*nix (DOS, eCos, or ZuulOS).

    The machines at work are unimaginatively named: box1 - box5,
    though box3 (the web server) is also named "Hardpoint". All five
    were transitioned over from FreeBSD 4.x to Slackware 8.1. I am
    currently considering whether to try spinning our own distribution
    based on Slackware 8.1, or just patch it piecemeal while we wait
    and see how Slackware 9.2/10.x looks. I will also be testing
    Buffalo, SentryFirewall, and Zeus (all Slackware-derived -- there
    is simply not enough time to try more distributions, and as long
    as I'm choosing, I'd might as well pick from those based on a
    solid Slackware foundation).

    I also recently started working at the Internet Archive, where
    we're about to transition from a totally-hacked-up RedHat 7.1 to
    Debian. The sysadmins there seem to value features more than

    -- TTK
    TTK Ciar, Feb 23, 2004
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    RayzrShrp Guest

    Pretty simple layout:

    Scott - Windows 2000 desktop (mine)
    Lydia - Windows 2000 desktop (girlfriend's)

    Roach - Slackware 9.1 / Samba file server / Netjuke MP3 server
    I named it roach since it's old and crappy has no monitor and lives in
    the back of my girlfriend's closet.

    Turncoat - Slackware 9.1 / X server
    Used to be a dual boot machine with Win2k & Slackware but has since
    changed loyality(sp) to slackware only!
    RayzrShrp, Feb 23, 2004
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    jack Guest

    Just out of curiousity...

    What's Your spouse's name...?

    [Sorry, I am ignoring this thread...]

    Cheers, Jack.

    PS.: echo $MY_GIRL_FRIEND
    jack, Feb 23, 2004
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    sreekant Guest

    My mum and dad are chemistry lecturers and hence the naming :)
    sreekant, Feb 24, 2004
  18. In a previous job, all the systems had chemical element names; not very
    imaginative in a chem/bio research facility. All the systems were
    Solaris, Irix, or Linux so the OS's were okay but eventually all the
    Oracle database systems were named after radioactive elements. The
    DBAs took quite a while to catch on that their systems were unstable. :)
    Douglas O'Neal, Feb 25, 2004
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    Rich Taylor Guest

    Well, anyway, what do you call your computer(s)?
    I always give my boxes names that are 4 letters long:
    -bash (bash.richthetitch.net)

    anything that comes into my head when i'm setting up a machine for the
    first time really!

    Rich Taylor, Feb 25, 2004
  20. ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.networking.]

    So anyway, it was like, 22:58 CET Feb 25 2004, you know? Oh, and, yeah,
    Rich Taylor was all like, "Dude,
    I can just imagine the four letter words I'd be calling any ms boxen I
    was setting up if I did that.
    Johan Lindquist, Feb 25, 2004
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