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RE: SERVER NAMES

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Thu Feb 03 02:41:17 2000

> Patrick Greenwell: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 11:08 PM
>
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2000 bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>
> > > Not picking on you in particular, but isn't one of the
> greatest advantages
> > > to having DNS to offer *meaningful* names to
> machines(assuming anything
> > > other than a home network?)
> > >
> > > It's nice to be able to go in to a company and see machines
> named "www1,
> > > www2, mx1, mx2" etc. which offer some indication as to their purpose
> > > rather than "maverick, foozlebutt, blarg", etc. which offers no such
> > > indication. I know it isn't as fun, but it certainly seems to
> >
> > Sure.  Esp. for blackhats.  Which makes the more "attactive" target;
> >
> > 	db.accounting.bigcorp.com
> > 	foozlebutt.bigcorp.com
>
> Do we need to re-visit the "security through obscurity" argument here?

Obscurity is like chicken soup ... it can't hurt and it gives you that warm
feeling...<grin> Who knows ? ... it might help someday, or raise some
crackers life-is-hell quotient just a notch higher. Every little bit helps.







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