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Naming convention for computers

It seems an important and difficult dilemma for me how to name network hosts (routers, servers (while a server can be a router and host diverse services at the same time), virtual machines (while they host important services and can migrate), workstations and notebooks (using pc-username is not the best idea as users may change), printers & MFUs, surveillance IP cameras, etc).

Are there known and accepted best practices for this task?

Excuse me if there already was a similar question here (I think it probably was), I haven't found it.

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marked as duplicate by mrdenny Dec 30 '10 at 0:41

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Only these as far as I know:

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc952
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1123
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc273
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc236

Any other conventions are linked to particular limitations like for mainframes

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There is no 'industry standard' (naming convention) when it comes to naming network hosts. There are plenty of ideas here:

http://serverfault.com/search?q=naming+convention

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