20 most-often-used hostnames for Internet-connected computers
Every computer on the Internet needs to have a name. Each networked computer- -
or "host" - - has a one, no matter if its a Macintosh or a PC or a Vax a UNIX box.
However, host names do not need to be unique from network to network: I use a computer
with the host name of "sequoia", and so might you, even though they're on totally different
networks. A site's network administrator can name the computers whatever he or she wants,
but as you might expect, some names are used more frequently than others. Below is a list of
the most often used host names on the Internet.
When a corporation or school owns uses many computers, it's quite common to give them theme
names - - for instance, names of celestial bodies, fictional characters or scientists.
Indeed, as you peruse this list, you'll notice certain popular themes - -
the names of gods, dwarves, mathematicians, and planets as well as dull numerical names like
"mac2" and "pc4". (To be continued...)
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