This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. In the olden days just about every system administrator came up with a unique naming scheme, well, sometimes unique – many biome Std Wide Bold Font settled for Star Trek characters.
Functional names maybe dull but they lower the learning curve when you’re getting to grips with the systems. Use cnames for the “cool” names. Qantas was first in a set of “failed airlines” at Fog Creek. Nowdays with Virtual machines, I think functional names are perfect. Three years later I might have 50 VMs instead of 5 Physical hosts, but they are much easier to manage. One of my customer uses names of Italian wines.
PC had the name of Pokemon characters and the poster was a link between PC names and users. Is there any way to “lock” a question? Jacob, Qantas is NOT a failed airline. In fact I flew on them the other week. Not bad for an airline that’s amost 100 years old. I’ve never used it so I wouldn’t know. I ‘USE’ it daily because I prefer it to sysprep, so the term ‘useless’ is incorrect.
Useless’ means that it has no beneficial use, but I do use it, making th eprogram all but useless. Sysprep solves another issue that newsid does not address. NewSID is completely useless, as even the author himself says: blogs. So i guess you would just skip DNS when u reach the Uuo like stuff. Elements is cool but using the number of protons in the IP is genius. Don’t put the code on Silicon, it’s not complete yet, and you’ll waste chips!
We connected Hydrogen and Oxygen, but they blow up! Love the IP address atomic number. 1 for the simple genius of the atomic number. I am so doing this next time I setup a home network! Jeffrey, the FBI is on it’s way to ‘talk’ to you.