My Scheme

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  • The best naming scheme I ever saw was used at Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) western research facility outside of Seattle. It was called DEC WEST, but unofficially known as DEC WET. All of the hostnames related to wetness. Names were like these: moss, mold, rust, drip, drop, damp, slime, etc. It would be great if one of the many folks from that facility came along and contributed. --CJ 17:38, 27 Sep 2005 (CDT)
  • I work for a small company, and we use the Big Cats scheme on all our servers. It works pretty good, but doesn't scale past about 30 (something I'm going to have to deal with soon). On some of my build boxes and on my personal FreeBSD desktop (all our servers are FreeBSD as well), I use the Explosives theme. My desktop is thermite and my main test box is dynamite :) --drue 11:02, 26 Aug 2005 (CDT)
  • At home I use an odd naming scheme, I have boxes named: damaged, damned, twisted, scortched (My wife's computer, who sometimes goes by the online name "Dragon"), nailed, hosed, and routed. At work I use the old standby, Simpsons and Futurama. Futurama tends to be our workhorse and database servers, and the Simpsons are our web boxes. --DaiTengu 14:51, 21 Dec 2005 (CST)
  • My home computers use names based on Bishoujosenshi Sailormoon. The names currently in use are Luna (Luna is a black cat and Luna has a black case), Galaxia (it's an old Packard Bell so it gets an evil character's name), Mina (it was my primary computer for a long time, and I wanted my primary computer to bear my favorite senshi's name), and Hotaru (this character was sickly when first introduced, and this is the system I've had the most hardware trouble with). Artemis is a Buffalo USB 2.0 print server box. Artemis is a white male cat, despite the name. The box is white, and needed a name for networking purposes -- but it isn't a PC either. So it was the "not quite fitting in" theme that got the box this name. My workgroup name is CrystalTokyo. --Kaitlyn 11:46, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  • All of my home computers are named after Pink Floyd Albums. I currently have DarkSide (my Toshiba notebook, which is my primary machine for gaming and taking to university), Meddle (My Sempron which I use for web browsing, bit-torrent and linux, it's named meddle because it spends a lot of it's time with an open case), DivisionBell (Named because it's my father's computer and it marks the point where he no longer has a user account on Meddle), WishYouWereHere (My old Pentium-MX which hasn't been used in 6 months). Eventually 2 more computers are planned, A cheap Dell server (Piper, named after Piper at the Gates of Dawn) and a high performance desktop (AtomHeartMother). --AppX 11:46, 4 June 2006 (GMT +800)
  • My home computers use Verdi's operas theme. As far as I provide a network for a few of my neighbors, I have 3 servers called: Nabucco, Otello, Falstaff. My desktop uses a name of Aida opera, and my laptop is Traviata. As far as there are more than 30 Verdi's operas, I'm not concerned of lack of names :). --Bluberd 10:14, 13 Oct 2006 (GMT +1).
  • I currently use Elements (Nitrogen, Boron, Carbon, Oxygen) for servers, and Gemstones (Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby) for client computers. Zevensoft 11:18, 4 December 2006 (CST)
  • At the School of Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden, we naturally named the computers after swedish architects (Celsing, Lewerentz, Asplund) /--Lightman 06:51, 7 July 2008 (CDT)
  • At work the large and loud servers are stars, PCs are planets (solar system [gas giants, terrestrial, dwarf, minor], extrasolar), and printers are moons. At home they're named for Firefly. For the work PCs I use it's names that fit both schemes: Hera is a solar minor planet and extrasolar planet, and on Firefly it's the planet where Serenity Valley is; Osiris is a solar minor planet, and on Firefly it's the planet where the Tams grew up. --I am Jack's username 14:58, 26 July 2011 (CEST)