DNS Naming Unconventions

John Herbert from Lame Journal comments:

Earlier today on Twitter, Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd) raised the subject of naming conventions. He’s right that having something in the device name that clues you in to where it’s located is really helpful when you’re troubleshooting. But wait, that’s a  a form of information disclosure, and some evil h4x0r could use that, plus any other devices they find, to map out your network. So is this good or bad?

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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