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What we hope is an official list of host names (RFC0289)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003485D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Dec-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 5K

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R.W. Watson: AUTHOR

Abstract

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.

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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

SRI-ARC

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

resulted.

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

NWG/RFC #289 21-DEC-71 16:29 8295

What We Hope Is An Official List of Host Names

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 ...