The hardest part with getting new email server is the naming scheme

@selea My current theme is Greek gods and figures. Can usually find a good name for any service.

@selea we used this scheme:
- group -> milky way
- servers -> sirius, polaris, alpha centauri... :)
@selea I've had that same trouble many times. Last time I decided to start using the names of Greek or Norse gods.

@mgrondin
@gunsrude I followed did that too - once.
I wonder if I should name it after mountains or something

@sotolf @gunsrude @mgrondin @selea Close your eyes for 10 seconds then open them... the first thing you see is the name of the server

Mine would be...
*closes eyes for 10 seconds and opens them*
air-freshener

@selea naming them after Pokémon is my jam. You could choose the Pokémon Pidove since it is based on a pigeon which historically were used for mail delivery. pokemon.com/us/pokedex/pidove

@selea I usually name my servers after planets

Neptune
Mercury

PS: I know planets are named after greek mythical figures. Don't @ me.

@oklomsy @selea I name my devices after anything that sounds cool, mainly Valve references (aperture, combine, xen)

and I name my servers as number words (one, two, four)

@straw @selea Another idea would be naming them after video game characters.

Like for tf2, you would do scout, soldier, pyro and so on.

@straw @selea Now if you really, really need names, you can also name them after this list of minor planet names. (This is the same thing Devuan uses)

minorplanetcenter.net//iau/lis

(Of course pick one that is actually good.)

@straw @oklomsy @selea Your numbering system is similar to mine, but I use full codes.

Example: Desktop
AA000-0

A: Desktop
A: Use case (general purpose for this one)
000: ID number
-0: Sub ID (OS in this case)

I have different first letters for different devices, such as B for laptops and C for phones. On flash drives and such, the sub ID is the partition number.

@oklomsy @selea I guess I'm boring, the servers im managing are called DHCP, webapp, reporting, ftp, monitoring, and so on :p

@sotolf @oklomsy @selea

Lol yeah same. I guess I was missing an opportunity yo get more attached to them!

@selea @oklomsy

planet #136472 Makemake

lol what a weird name for a planet. At first I thought you were saying you had some kind of maker machine or something.

GO FOR 136473!! YOU CAN DO IT!!

@oklomsy @selea I like naming things after things that got named after other things before. It's a proven track record!

@selea
My take: Use Star Trek ship names for naming servers. They are designed to be easy to remember, sound slightly technical, and you're never running of names - Antares, Buran, Constellation, Defiant, Enterprise, ... Yamato, Zapata.
Plus: ST ships transport things (messages) at high speeds to distant locations - but can fail or be slowed down occasionally.
- END TRANSMISSION -

İn my experience naming servers is the easiest part. Just use the domain name this server will host. İt is okay if server will host under many subdomains.
@selea

@selea I use Texas flora for server names. Then I use Texas fauna for other infrastructure names.

My NAS is called Longhorn, web server is called Armadillo.

My WiFi access point is called Bluebonnet.

@StampedingLonghorn @selea I have family in Texas, still, everytime I go down there it freaks me out when I see an armadillo. Those things look like miniature dinosaurs 😆

@JSkier @selea They sound freaky when they jump up and hit your car, of course their protection mechanism kills them.

@selea

Dark Algebra

The forbidden math.

Idk im in a weird mood.
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