[nycbug-talk] Sanity check on new naming scheme

mikel king mikel.king at olivent.com
Thu Apr 8 10:37:29 EDT 2010

On Apr 8, 2010, at 10:06 AM, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> Hi ike,
> Thanks!  Two comments. First, the security by obscurity sort of was  
> a joke =) but yes, we don't want to put the description in in case  
> the box gets repuropsed, but more so in case the box gets multi- 
> purposed. Can't tell you how many times someone insists that the  
> primary ldap server is now the primary dns server too. Then what?   
> ldap01 is no longer valid.
> Second, ill do the local hosts, but ill do:
> boxname.domain.internal
> And make the search path domain.internal. Any objections to that?   
> This would be instead of boxname.internal.
> Matt

You can forgo the whole .internal or .local or .lcl naming scheme  
altogether. I my opinion it adds a layer of complexity that really  
isn't necessary. Of course you must careful with your IP addressing,  
and that you do not publish the internal DNS services out to the  
public. In any case it makes things cleaner for your user base  
especially if your organization has any road warriors or a lot of  
mobile devices that do WIFI. It's just easier if mail.mydomain.com  
always points to the right IP address regardless of where I connect my  
laptop, be it in the office or at Bryant Park.

Mikel King
CEO, Olivent Technologies
Senior Editor, BSD News Network
Columnist, BSD Magazine
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