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RFC 236
Standard host names.
J. Postel. September 1971.

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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 [Page 1]
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 ] [Page 2]


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