I can never think of names for servers and leaving the same old hostname gets so old !!!!
I prefer 2 or 3 letter hostnames..just makes it easier to deal with when calling them via hostname.domain.tld
I do the exact thing. I try to keep it at 3. If I am getting DC specific and/or node specific, then I name as sb1-tor1.. or sb2-fr3. etc.
I use aliases x) but yeah domains can be rather long
I use the noble gasses krypton, radon, neon and xeon are all being used at the minute
If anyone ever doesn't know what to name their server, I take the digits in the last subnet and correlate to a pokemon number and use that as a name. You'd be surprised at how many people can come up with a name after you tell them you'll be naming it after a pokemon if they don't choose
You would wouldn't you
Edit: You just gave me an idea for the hostname changer during installation
I bet you'd pick the really useless ones too, some inspiration for the next victim!
Just luck of the draw. i.e. *.*.*.134 = Pokemon 134 aka vaporeon.
Now if I ever get bored, I'll just pull them straight from that list
Oh boy, here we go!
hey this was my original idear!!!!lol