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If you have read my blog in the past, you might have learned a little about my network, and the hostnames of the computers that reside therein. The idea is simple, yet sadistic:

I put on an elaborate play, in which I play the main character Zeus, and the computers in my network are Greek and Roman gods. My network is guarded by Hades, leader and god of the Underworld. In the Underworld, these "gods" are thrown into the river Cocytus, which is one of the 5 rivers flowing through Hades. Cocytus, as Greek mythology has it, is the River of Lamentation. As such, my gods are suffering an endless torment with weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, until the hardware breaks, and the computer is replaced. As it currently sits, I have thrown the following gods into the river Cocytus:

Achilles, Athena, Hades, Helios, Janus (a Roman God) and Kratos. A former member, who finally gave up the ghost after much lamentation, was Heracles, a good HP laptop.

Where Cocytus comes into play, is it has been chosen as the domain for my network. Fully qualified domains follow the syntax of GOD.LOCATION, where in this case, LOCATION is the purchased domain, and it is the fundamental domain for my sadistic play. So,,,, and so forth. Of course, this domain is only for internal DNS queries, and won't provide anything useful to the external network.

What's next that I can add to this play?

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Jeff Schroeder | June 13, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Why only stick to greek or roman gods? Why not expand out to other cultures... Vishnu = The creator and the destroyer. <--- Great name for a firewall / IDS.

  2. JGJones | June 14, 2008 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    My networking naming scheme is actually very very similar to yours - I use Roman/Greek gods but throw in some extras such as character names from Lord of the Rings etc though.

  3. Noclegi | June 15, 2008 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Great idea. Heroes of the Greek mythology exert good associations. Good luck.

  4. Aaron Marshall | June 17, 2008 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I think it's time we get Ixion off of his great flaming wheel in the sky and let him join the eternal Coyctus rafting trip!

    /wave Aaron - be safe!

  5. VisitON | May 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Greek mythology is fascinating. Especially, that nowadays we quite miss the great and interesting stories from the past. It influences tourist and makes them come more often to greece.

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