Some sysadmins choose to name their machines using strict alphanumeric schemes which contain information like operating system, service, number, or location. Others choose to give their machines pet-like names which follow a certain theme or mean something to them.
I am of the latter camp since I don’t have many machines and my environment isn’t complex enough that I have to worry about losing track of which machine is which. I tend to name my machines after elements of the Greek Underworld mythology because it’s cool. Below is a table of hostnames that belong to my currently-running machines:
|Acheron||River of pain||Router/Firewall|
|Lethe||River of forgetfullness||Git server|
|Oceanus||River that encircles the world, marks edge of Underworld||Dell Venue Tablet|
|Geras||Old Age||Thinkpad T420s|
|Charon||The ferryman of the dead||Nginx Web Server/Reverse Proxy|
|Cerberus||Guardian of the gates to the Underworld||Proxmox VE|
|Minos||Judge of the final vote||Monitoring Server|
|Hades||God of the Underworld||Desktop Computer|
|Tartarus||Pits of oblivion, dungeon of torment and suffering||Mail Server|
This used to be a page on my wiki and will now become part of my Uses page.
This is my sixty-seventh post for the #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at https://100daystooffload.com.