[TUHS] Names of famous, historical UNIX machines?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Feb 2 08:11:12 AEST 2017


On Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 05:06:38PM -0500, Clem Cole wrote:
> But I'm sad to say, Intel seems to have little sense of humor with regards
> to what name I might set the system too locally.  I can set to anything I
> want, but  the moment I connect it to the internal network, the IT network
> gods rename in the form:   {WWUSERNAME}-{SYSTEMTYPE}{GENERATION#} - no
> exceptions.    My new system due in a sometime this spring will named:
> ctcole-mac05

Intel was a major customer of ours for years and I can vouch for their lack
of sense of humor.  I visited Portland and Santa Clara and I have never 
seen a more grey cubicle farm in my life.

> So an arp on my home network shows all these interesting names, then one
> really, boring one ... and its mine.  sigh.... so, so, sad....

Indeed.  Though bigtit might have been a step too far :)

--lm


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