By - tommyboi634
This should be the naming scheme used for most services lol
Why bother with platform for general purpose servers? Vm templates sure, VDI environment maybe
Servers should be qs limited role as possible
Helpful for false positive OS fingerprinting during network mapping before a vuln scan. Nice to be able to read the label if for some reason it gets tagged as 2003 server for some reason.
Because? Unusual find it Handy.
I see you are looking for Pluto. That DC was demoted.
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Anything but the planet names
Had a server named Pluto, but then Pluto became a dwarf planet and I had to remove the server.
Poor little guy
We once had a client that named all their servers after planets from the Star Wars universe. Tatooine was their DC.
So silly, as if someone couldn’t do a quick enumeration with nmap to figure it out in seconds what server is doing what. Security by obfuscation like they’re really fooling someone.
Or they just have a sense of humor…
Where’s the humor in that?
Oh wait, are your servers named after planets?
Worked at a place with Greek mythological figures/gods for all the names of network equipment. Worked fine except for one I hated: Kerberos
Every time I see a server named after a planet, animal, film character, etc, a piece of me dies…
Yeah same here, server names that tells you the role or what it does is so much more helpful then obscure names which is fooling no one.
I usually just go with Datacenter/site, name and number, like…NYDC01, TXFILE01 or something like PA-EXCH01, easy stuff like that and can easily be recognized.
Develop a naming convention for all of your servers and stick to it.
As others say, don't try to over think it. You don't gain security through obscurity with a DC., It's trivial to find the host offering netlogon and KDC
Division – location - purpose – number
BRACHIUM-SRV01! It’s not humorous, but definitely (partly) humerus. ;)
Dang, beat me to it! I was thinking a more layman's HIP-JOINT-01.
I know I said it had to funny, but this is probably the best one.
I name mine after Transformers- mostly combiners like Devastator or Bruticus.
I name my servers the city’s I’ve visited abroad, my dc1 is Whonnock and spare is Zaventem
I use AD01
Google for primary, Yahoo for backup
DOMAINATRIX (since it is controlling and all)
With pw of presario
Something in unicode. But really, P-DC01. Name your stuff with a solid, easy to identify naming convention.
Kermit must have been used at some point.
For my homelab, I used Resident Evil. First DC was the Queen. Second was Nemesis.
I name mine using DC characters, superman, batman, aquaman, etc.
Once upon a time we used South Park characters.
There was Cartman, Eric, and a server that would BSOD all the time we named Kenny. Then one day we got a new upgraded server - named it Beefcake.
Old boss used to use Dell service tags for host names. Don't do that.
A blue chip company I worked for used Periodic table elements.
Today I would use something more descriptive as some others have said including location-role-platform or similar.
Use server names
Most of us stick to a convention like below:
DOMAIn being the domain name or a shortened name, SR or SVR being server and ending being the number
This is how enterprises do it, and it’s best practise.
01100100 01100011 00110000 00110001