Hostnames

(Last Updated On: 05 Jun 2015)

Hostnames!

      You have to set up a bunch of machines, and suddenly have

 

      a mental block as to what to call them all?

Well, here’s some good hostnames to get you going.

The idea is to come up with some kind of category,
so that people have something to remember all the
names by. Some categories: Geographical (countries, cities, parks, rivers, lakes, streets),
entertainment (flintsones, simpsons, disney films, celebrities),
companies (hotels, airports, local shops, restarants), astronomy
(planets, comets, space missions), literature
(mythology, philosophers, writers of particular generes, languages),
political (presidents, judges, congressmen, terminology),
science (units of measure, anatomy, instruments, scientists),
industry (tools, machines, inventions, inventors),
computers (terminology, programming languages, number systems).

Some hostnames I’ve seen, used, or expect to use..

(Not responsible for typos; do your own spell checks!)

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U.S. Lakes As Computer Names
My personal favorite.
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action enid marion sawtooth
alturas erie meade seeley
bantam fairfax merritt seminole
baron fallriver michigan sevuer
beaver fenton minnetonkas shasta
beshear geneva mono sinclair
bluestone george navajo spirit
bluewater greenbo okeechobee storm
burke greers ontario stump
caddo greeson ozarks summer
candlewood gull patoka sunapee
cedar harding peck superior
champlain harris perry sutton
claytor hartwell placid tahoe
como hauser pleasant texoma
cowan heron pontchartrain travis
crater higgins powell trinity
crescent holt pyramid tule
crystal horsehead redfish tupper
cumberland houghton rend tygart
cypress huron rico ute
degray isabella rush verret
delta kickapoo sabbatia walker
donner kissimmee sabine walloon
eagle leech sakakawea wheeler
elk liberty salton wilson
elwell locust sardis zoar
emporia lurleen saugatuck

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Water Terminology as Hostnames
If you’re an oceanographer, you can probably come up
with a lot more..
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aqueduct
bar
bay
beach
brook
cape
coast
creek
culvert
dam
dock
gate
harbor
hook
inlet
island
jetty
kill
marina
pier
point
river
seaside
shoal
shore
sound
stream
trench
wash
zanja

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Los Angeles Streets
A never ending source of hostnames.
My pick if I had to assign names to a really large network.
Great for subnets. (name the subnets after the cities)
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LA/Beverley Hills Streets: North/South
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almont
alpine
alta
ambassador
arden
bedford
benedict
beverley
brighton
camden
canon
chalette
clark
clifton
coldwater
cove
crescent
dabney
dayton
della
doheny
elcamino
elm
evelyn
foothill
greenacres
hartford
hillcrest
lapeer
leona
lindacrest
linden
lomavista
maple
mountain
oakhurst
oxford
palm
pamela
peck
pine
reeves
rexford
robertson
rodeo
roxbury
shadowhill
sierra
spaulding
stonewood
summit
sunset
swall
tower
wallace
wetherly

LA/Hollywood Streets: East/West
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adams
beverly
exposition
fountain
franklin
hollywood
jefferson
melrose
olympic
pico
sunset
venice
washington
wilshire
yucca

LA/Hollywood Strees: North/South
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ardmore
beachwood
bronson
cahenga
carson
cole
curson
detroit
doheny
fairfax
flores
formosa
fuller
gardener
gower
highland
holt
hoover
hudson
kings
kingsley
labrea
lajolla
mansfield
normandie
oxford
robertson
rossmore
serrano
seward
sweetzer
sycamore
tamarind
vermont
vine
western
wilcox
wilton
wooster

San Fernando Valley Streets
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balboa
bevis
burbank
cahuenga
calvert
canoga
fallbrook
flower
haskel
hatteras
kester
lankershim
oxnard
platt
reseda
shoup
tampa
vanowen
victory
winetka
woodman
woodlake

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Phonetic Alphabet
The ultimate in dry hostnames.
Nerd factor: really high
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Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whisky
Xray
Yankee
Zulu

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The Nine Planets and Their Moons
If your boss is into astronomy..
Nerd factor: really high
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mercury
venus
earth
moon
mars
phobos
deimos
jupiter
metis
adrastea
amalthea
thebe
io
europa
ganymede
callisto
leda
himalia
elara
ananke
carme
pasiphae
sinope
saturn
pan
atlas
prometheus
pandora
epimetheus
janus
mimas
enceladus
tethys
telesto
calypso
dione
helene
rhea
titan
hyperion
iapetus
phoebe
uranus
cordelia
ophelia
binaca
cressida
desdemona
juliet
protia
rosalind
belinda
puck
miranda
ariel
umbriel
titania
oberon
caliban
sycorax
prospero
setebos
stephano
trinculo
neptune
naiad
thalassa
despina
galatea
larissa
proteus
triton
nereid
pluto
charon

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The Simpsons
I see these names used a lot for hostnames
at CGI companies..
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lisa
bart
maggie
homer
marge
millhouse
martin
ralph
burns
smithers
barney
grampa
flanders
wiggum
lovejoy
willie
apu
bob
skinner
edna (krabappel)
krusty
nelson
quimby
brockman
apu
riviera
otto
patty
selma
frink

Simpson Animals
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itchy
scratchy
snowball
stampy
laddie
princess
mojo
pinchy

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Atomic Bomb Tests
Scare your friends with these as hostnames.
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Atomic Bomb Test Names: Operation Teapot
Nevada Test Site Feb/May 1955
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wasp – 2/18/55 – 1kt
moth – 2/22/55 – 2kt
tesla – 3/1/55 – 7kt
turk – 3/7/55 – 43kt
hornet – 3/12/55 – 4kt
bee – 3/22/55 – 8kt
ess – 3/23/55 – 1kt
apple-1 – 3/29/55 – 14kt
wasp-prime – 3/29/55 – 3kt
ha – 4/6/55 – 3kt
post – 4/9/55 – 2kt
met – 4/15/55 – 22kt
apple-2 – 5/5/55 – 29kt
zucchini – 5/15/55 – 28kt

Atomic Bomb Test Names: Operation Plumbbob
Nevada Test Site May/Oct 1957
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boltzmann – 5/28/57 – 12kt
franklin – 6/2/57 – 140 ton
lassen – 6/5/57 – .5 ton
wilson – 6/18/57 – 10kt
priscilla – 6/24/57 – 37kt
hood – 7/5/57 – 74kt
diablo – 7/15/57 – 17kt
john – 7/19/57 – 2kt
kepler – 7/24/57 – 10kt
owens – 7/25/57 – 9.7kt
stokes – 8/7/57 – 19kt
shasta – 8/18/57 – 17kt
doppler – 8/23/57 – 11kt
franklin-prime – 8/30/57 – 4.7kt
smokey – 8/31/57 – 44kt
galileo – 9/2/57 – 11kt
wheeler – 9/6/57 – 197 ton
laplace – 9/8/57 – 1kt
fizeau – 9/14/57 – 11kt
newton – 9/16/57 – 12kt
rainer – 9/19/57 – 1.7kt
whitney – 9/23/57 – 19kt
charleston – 9/28/57 – 12kt
morgan – 10/07/57 – 8kt

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Metric Prefixes
Dry, but at least you’ll always have those crazy names handy.
Nerd factor: Really high.
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yocto 1e-24
zepto 1e-21
atto 1e-18
femto 1e-15
pico 1e-12
nano 1e-9
micro 1e-6
milli 1e-3
centi 1e-2
deci 1e-1
deca 1e+1
hecto 1e+2
kilo 1e+3
mega 1e+6
giga 1e+9
tera 1e+12
peta 1e+15
exa 1e+18
zetta 1e+21
yotta 1e+24

Units of Measure
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acre
amp a
angstrom
atomosphere
barrel
bar
btu
bushel
cc
caliber cal
calorie
candela
carat
celsius c
cord
coulomb
cup
curie
cps
degree deg
dram
dyne
em
erg
farenheit
farad
faraday
fathom
fpm
fermi
foot ft
frigorie
furlong
gallon gal
gamma
gauge
gauss
gilbert
gill
grain
gram
hand
henerie
hogshead
horsepower
inch
iron
joule
kelvin
knot
lambda
lambert
lea
league
lightyear
link
liter
lumen
lux
maxwell
meter
mile
mil
mickey
newton
ohm
ounce
parsec
peck
perch
pica
pint
pound
psi
quart
rad
radian
revolution
rpm
rod
tontgen
rood
shake
slug
span
spoon
stere
stoke
stone
tablespoon
tap
teaspoon
therm
ton
volt
watt
weber
yard

Time Measurement
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second
minute
hour
day
week
month
year
decade
century
millenium
epoch
cycle
leapyear
now
later
today
tomorrow
yesterday
equinox

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Days/Months
For small networks or subnets only..
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sunday
monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december

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Greek and Roman Gods
Nerd factor: high
First, a short list, then, a giant list..
Spelling Torture Factor: high
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Greek Gods Roman Gods
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zeus jupiter
hera juno
poseidon neptune
hades pluto
aphrodite venus
apollo
ares mars
artemis diana
athena minerva
hephaestus vulcan
hestia vesta
hermes mercury
demeter ceres
dionysus bacchus

 

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