>Humpf, would you believe we _have_ (supposedly) meaningful names for
>our workstations but I had a representation from some of our users to
>have "logical" names based on which building the machine is in - i.e
>bld_114_a, bld_114_b..... Yeesh some people!
At one of the Martin Marietta sites (East Windsor, New Jersey), hostnames
are assigned in a similarly silly fashion -- mostly due to the intractability
of one of the more powerful members of the user community. As a result,
the systems administration team there enjoys the challenge of trying
to keep names like "a7798" and "a7998" separated in their heads.