[TUHS] Names of famous, historical UNIX machines?
dugo at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 2 08:54:38 AEST 2017
On 2017-02-01 15:43, Michael Kjörling wrote:
> Short of unimaginative things like calling my home router IMP or
> things like that, can anyone either suggest names with a bit of
> background (where they were, what hardware, what time period, etc.),
> or point me toward online resources where I can find lists of those?
I could drop names, but at some point the labels became quite uniform.
To illustrate that, look at the labels in an old top1000 of USENET
They bore quickly.
The largest secondary tld nameserver ever was simply called ns
I don't recall the internal hostname, but it was probably some norse
god like balder or buri.
Some stuff that randomply pops up in my mind:
- anon and penet
Reference to anon.penet.fi, early to mid '90s, a generic 386/486 box at
Julfs house and at undisclosed locations later on.
Suitable for naming mail relays, outgoing mail servers and anonymity
Fictional machine. Suitable for jokes, routers related to anything in
- mcvax, mcsun
Suitable for anything related to europe.
A 90s thing. Suitable for sharing software, and, as a pun on Sun, java
related stuff maybe.
Again, labels became boring, ftp.uu.net was famous as ftp site, but
a cool hostname.
chronos.eu.net was a go to time server in europe, replaced by
After agate.berkeley.edu, where BSD escaped the university until the
lawyers stepped in.
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