I think it will benefit us in the long run if we have good naming
convention for all the hostnames. I am interested in knowing how other
people name their network nodes, can you get me
some good documents in this areas.
I think these are the common nodes that need descriptive hostname:
PC (e.g. eagle-pc)
MAC (e.g. apple-mac)
Notebook version of all above
Network printer: Appletalk, HP JetDirect, ...
Routers: Frame Relay, ISDN, Lease line ..
10 BT, 100BT, TR, FDDI, ATM, ...
Purpose: firewall, labs, lans, wans
Switch: 10 BT, 100BT, TR, FDDI, ATM, ...
Hub: 10 BT, 100BT, TR, FDDI, ...
Servers: file, application, backup, licences, CDROM, database ...
Of course, this can go into different levels of detail (manufacturer, OS
version, ..), I think this should be the right level of information
conveyed by the hostname for most people.