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NWG/RFC #289 21-DEC-71 16:29 8295 What We Hope Is An Official List of Host Names Richard W. Watson

 The enclosed is what we hope will be accepted as a list of
 official formal host names and nicknames.  As no other subject
 worked on by the NWG has generated so much comment, it is
 worthwhile to review briefly how this list came into being.
 The need for some standard set of names recognized by NCP's and
 Telnets and usable on hardcopy to designate a persons affiliation
 had been recognized for some time and several sets of names were
 in use.
 Peggy Karp issued the first formal proposal of a set of standard
 names in RFC 226, NIC 7625.  This proposal was answered by a
 number of counter proposals and culminated in RFC 247, NIC 7688.
 People still were not happy with this proposal as names normally
 associated with hosts or projects were not used.
 At the last NWG meeting a number of people discussed the name
 problem and agreed that the only reasonable compromise solution
 was to have both formal names and nicknames and to let the people
 at the hosts choose their own names within the guideline which the
 previous dialog had seemed to agree on.
 The guidelines were summarized in RFC 273, NIC 7837 and the NIC
 agreed to collect and publish the names that the people at each
 host indicated they desired.  A number of names were received and
 a tentative list was published as RFC 280, NIC 8060.  More people
 responded with their desired names or changed the ones in the
 above list.
 Almost all sites have since responded and the following list
 I think people should feel free to change their host name when
 ever the situation warrants.
  Formal Name                    Nickname        Network Address
  AMES-67                                         16
  AMES-ILLIAC                    I4
  AMES-TIP                                       144
  BBN-NCC                        NCC               5
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  BBN-TENEX                      BBN              69
  BBN-TENEXB                     BBNB            133
  BBN-TESTIP                                     158
  BURR                                            15
  BURR-TEST                                       79
  CASE-10                                         13
  CMU-10                                          14
  ETAC-TIP                                       148
  GWC-TIP                                        152
  HARV-1                         PDP1             73
  HARV-10                        ACL               9
  HARV-11                                        137
  ILL-ANTS                       ANTS             12
  ILL-CAC                        CAC              76
  LL-67                                           10
  LL-TSP                                         138
  LL-TX-2                        TX-2             74
  MCCL-418                                        22
  MIT-AI                                         134
  MIT-DMCG                       DMCG             70
  MIT-MULTICS                    MIT-M             6
  MITRE-TIP                                      145
  NBS-CCST                       NBS              19
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  NBS-TIP                                        147
  NCAR-7600                                       25
  NCAR-TIP                                       153
  RADC-645                                        18
  RADC-TIP                                       146
  RAND-CSG                                        71
  RAND-RCC                                         7
  SDC-ADEPT                      SDC               8
  SRI-AI                                          66
  SRI-ARC                                          2
  SU-AI                                           11
  TINK-418                                        21
  UCLA-CCN                       CCN              65
  UCLA-NMC                       SEX               1
  UCLA-MOD75                     UCSB              3
  USC-44                                          23
  USC-TIP                                        151
  UTAH-10                                          4
     [ 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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