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Standard host names (RFC0236)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002930D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Sep-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

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.

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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

Network Working Group Jon Postel

Request for Comments: #2...