Proffered set of standard host names
RFC 247

Document Type RFC - Unknown (October 1971; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 226
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Network Working Group                        Peggy Karp
Request for Comments:  #247                  MITRE
NIC 7688                                     12 October 1971
Categories:  Policy, Telnet
Related:  #226, 236, 239, 233, 237
Obsoletes:  #226

                  Proferred Set of Standard Host Names

   In RFC #226, BBN's TENEX list of Host names was set up as a strawman
   set of standard Host names.  Comments received since then (an RFC
   actually generated comments!!!) have influenced me to propose the
   following general rules for forming Host names.

   The Host names will be 8 characters in length.  The general form is

                     <site>  '-'  <machine>

   <site> will be at most 4 characters, formed as follows:

        (a)  Use the keyword in the site name, if not more than
             four characters, e.g., NASA Ames, Case Western
             Reserve.                    ----  ----

        (b)  Use the standard acronym, if not more than four
             characters, e.g., UCLA, RADC, NBS.

        (c)  If a standard abbreviation exists, use it, e.g., Ill.

        (d)  If none of the above apply, use the first four letters
             in the site name, e.g., Burr, Mitr, Harv.

        (e)  If none of the above is acceptable to the site, the
             technical liaison should select the site mnemonic.

   <machine> will be at most 4 characters of the form <mfg. #>
   <designator>.
   Examples of mfg. # are:

             IBM 360             2 digit model number
             IBM 370             3 digit model number
             PDP                 1 - 2 digit model number
             Burroughs           4 digits
             CDC                 4 digits
             etc.

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RFC #247

   <designator> will be used when more than one machine of the same
   type is located at a site (e.g., 2 PDP-10s at MIT, at SRI, and
   at BBN).

   Limiting <machine> to 4 characters does not permit distinctions
   to be made between machines with 4 digit mfg.  #s.  I expect
   the situation will be handled in an ad hoc manner by the NIC if
   it arises.

   TIPs are identified as 'TIP' rather than by '316'.  If a Host
   is not to be permanently addressable, the machine is identified
   as 'TEST'.

   A list of Host names, formed according to these rules, is
   attached.  Alternate Host names should be provided, as
   suggested by Jon Postel (RFC #236).  RFC's 206, 233, and
   236 present lists with 4-character alternate names.  The
   Technical Liaison should select the alternate name for his
   site and communicate the selection to the NIC.

   The preceding rules and the attached list of Host names are
   subject to the approval of the NWG.  Hereafter, the list will
   be generated and maintained by the NIC in cooperation with
   the Technical Liaison at each site, as suggested in RFC #237.
   Comments should be addressed to Dick Watson.

         [ 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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RFC #247
Attachment 1

          NETWORK ADDRESS                 STANDARD NAME
          ---------------                 -------------
                   1                      UCLA-7
                  65                      UCLA-91
                   2                      SRI-10NI
                  66                      SRI-10AI
                   3                      UCSB-75
                   4                      UTAH-10
                   5                      BBN-516
                  69                      BBN-10A
                 133                      BBN-10B
                   6                      MIT-645
                  70                      MIT-10DM
                 134                      MIT-10AI
                   7                      RAND-65
                  71                      RAND-10
                   8                      SDC-75
                   9                      HARV-10
                  73                      HARV-1
                 137                      HARV-11
                  10                      LL-67
                  74                      LL-TX2
                 138                      LL-TSP
                  11                      SAIL-10
                  12                      ILL-11
                  76                      ILL-6500
                  13                      CASE-10
                  14                      CMU-10
                  15                      BURR-6500
                  79                      BURR-TEST
                  16                      AMES-67
                 144                      AMES-TIP
                 145                      MITR-TIP
                  18                      RADC-645
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