What's you server naming scheme/convention?


#1

Hey all,

Just curious what your server naming schemes/conventions are. Any particular reason for choosing your’s?

Initially as my collection and idle brigade was amassed, I was using LOTR characters (I’m a huge Tolkien fan). Eventually decided to switch to using Roman emperors so any new boxes after a certain point stopped using LOTR names since I’m also an ancient Roman history buff.

My collection is here: https://masonr.cf

You’ll notice my home machines don’t really stick to the scheme :P.

I think I’ve seen this article thrown around before:
https://mnx.io/blog/a-proper-server-naming-scheme/
I don’t particularly like making the name function/location specific, but in the corporate/business-realm it would make sense.

There’s also this page to find some schemes if you’re undecided:
https://namingschemes.com/


#2

I just go with provider-location
I’m boring.

Would you have too many idle boxes you’d run out of LOTR characters to name with?


#3

Lol, yeah. That was part of the decision to switch over to using Roman emperors. Especially when I got Ant and Mikho’s NAT packages last BF.


#4

IPv6: Up - VirMach - Buffalo :thinking:


No set naming conventions beyond city or FQDN. I’m boring.


#5

Dedi1, VPS1, VPS2, and so on…


#6

HE.net IPv6 tunnels :slight_smile:


#7

Fictional characters. I’ve got a very mixed bag of names


#8

Too much work, no one uses IPv6 anyways. *ducks*


#9

Waiting for @jarland’s reply where he inevitably says he was drunk and named the box the first thing that came into his head :wink:


#10

Started out with moons of Jupiter, moved to Apollo Lunar modules and then got in to docker/k8s and now treat everything like cattle instead of cats and they get named by location/primary function.


#11

It’s pretty easy to get rocking and rolling with it. Even spits out the interfaces block based on the OS you select. Main reason I wanted it was because they are probably going to be used as pyPatrol monitoring nodes once I ever get around to it and thus will need to do IPv6 ping/tests :slight_smile:


#12

Good to hear, I have a couple of nodes that are IPv6 only and some clients that can’t do v6 so I was looking at HE tunnels for them to get access.


#13

I name them after food. Makes me feel satisfied just by looking at them.


#14

Very boring :frowning: {provider}-{os}-{spec description}-{location}-{number} or hetzner-ubuntu-2gb-nbg-01 / aruba-ubuntu-2gb-01


#15

I do it in a very organized and basic way. Do not like to invent names at all… Eg ns1/2.domain.com, db1.domain.com etc.


#16

I have a simple method.

one, two, three, four, five, … you know.


#17

I’m using The Hobbit characters’ names.

Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili etc.


#18

Yup I use https://namingschemes.com and just click on whatever feels interesting at the time.


#19

Same here. I’m using these name scheme for all VPS under 256mb.

I also use WW2 NATO alphabets.
Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, etc.


#20

There are at least ~40 major characters ;-;