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Network Working Group Jon Postel Request for Comments: #236 UCLA-NMC NIC 7661 Computer Science Categories: D.3 27 September 71 Related: #226, 229 Obsoletes: 229

                        STANDARD HOST NAMES

In RFC #226, Peggy Karp suggested that there be a set of standard host names, that the names be 6 characters in length, and gave a partial list. In RFC #229, I suggested 8 character names and gave a longer list. Here I present my list again with some modifications.

I also suggest that as far as possible the Standard host names be consistent with the site names used by the Network Information Center. It also seems to me to be a good idea to consult with each host's technical liaison officer before assigning that host's name.

It has been brought to my attention that programmers are lazy and don't like to deal with character strings longer than one computer word or containing characters other than the capital letters A-Z or the digits 0-9. Thus, I have included an alternate list which is limited to 4 character names using only the alphanumerics.

Site                       Standard Name                       Alternate Name
----                       -------------                       --------------
 1                           UCLA-NMC                            NMC
 65                          UCLA-CCN                            CCN
 2                           SRI-ARC                             NIC
 66                          SRI-AI                              SRAI
 3                           UCSB                                UCSB
 4                           UTAH                                UTAH
 5                           BBN-NCC                             NCC
 69                          BBN                                 BBN
 133                         BBN-B                               BBNB
 6                           MIT-MLTX                            MLTX
 70                          MIT-DMCG                            DMCG
 7                           RAND-65                             RAND
 71                          RAND-10                             RND1
 8                           SDC                                 SDC
 9                           HARV-10                             HARV
 73                          HARV-1                              HRV1
 137                         HARV-11                             HRV2
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Network Working Group Jon Postel Request for Comments: #236 UCLA-NMC

                                                             27 September 71
Site                       Standard Name                       Alternate Name
----                       -------------                       --------------
 10                          LL-67                               LL67
 74                          LL-TX2                              TX2
 11                          SU-AI                               SUAI
 75                          SU-HP                               SUHP
 12                          ILL                                 ILL
 13                          CASE                                CASE
 14                          CMU                                 CMU
 15                          BUROUGHS                            BURR
 16                          AMES-67                             AMES
 144                         AMES-TIP                            AMET
 145                         MITR-TIP                            MTRT
 18                          RADC                                RADC
 146                         RADC-TIP                            RADT
 19                          NBS                                 NBS
 147                         NBS-TIP                             NBST
 148                         ETAC-TIP                            ETAT
 21                          TINKER                              OCAF
 22                          MCLELLAN                            SMAF
 23                          USC                                 USC
 151                         USC-TIP                             USCT
 152                         GWC-TIP                             GWCT
 25                          NCAR                                NCAR
 153                         NCAR-TIP                            NCAT
 158                         BBN-TIP                             BBNT
     [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
     [ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the   ]
     [ direction of Alex McKenzie.                   12/96   ]
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