RFC 247 (rfc247) - Page 1 of 4
Proffered set of standard host names
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Network Working Group Peggy Karp Request for Comments: #247 MITRE NIC 7688 12 October 1971 Categories: Policy, Telnet Related: #226, 236, 239, 233, 237 Obsoletes: #226 Proferred Set of Standard Host Names In RFC #226, BBN's TENEX list of Host names was set up as a strawman set of standard Host names. Comments received since then (an RFC actually generated comments!!!) have influenced me to propose the following general rules for forming Host names. The Host names will be 8 characters in length. The general form is '-' will be at most 4 characters, formed as follows: (a) Use the keyword in the site name, if not more than four characters, e.g., NASA Ames, Case Western Reserve. ---- ---- (b) Use the standard acronym, if not more than four characters, e.g., UCLA, RADC, NBS. (c) If a standard abbreviation exists, use it, e.g., Ill. (d) If none of the above apply, use the first four letters in the site name, e.g., Burr, Mitr, Harv. (e) If none of the above is acceptable to the site, the technical liaison should select the site mnemonic. will be at most 4 characters of the form . Examples of mfg. # are: IBM 360 2 digit model number IBM 370 3 digit model number PDP 1 - 2 digit model number Burroughs 4 digits CDC 4 digits etc.