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Choosing a Name for Your Computer

Published

Author(s)

Don E. Libes

Abstract

In order to easily distinguish between multiple computers, we give them names. Experience has taught us that it is as easy to choose bad names as it is to choose good ones. This essay presents guidelines for deciding what makes a name good or bad.
Citation
Communications of the Acm
Volume
Vol. 37, No. 11

Keywords

computer administration, computer network management, domain name system, naming conventions

Citation

Libes, D. (1989), Choosing a Name for Your Computer, Communications of the Acm, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821314 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created November 1, 1989, Updated February 17, 2017