System naming

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The naming scheme of systems in the hackspace (hostname) is "people involved in computing" [1] [2]. This includes pioneers in similar relevant fields. Please note that pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare.

Old names

Names used on systems no longer in use. These can be recycled with care after a sensible period of time.

Current names

machines should be available as from inside the space (just hostname should work). some machines are available from the outside as or

Off-site Servers

  • Turing Bitfolk VM - sensitive public services (membership DB, website, LDAP)
  • Knuth DigitalOcean droplet - less-sensitive public services (wiki)


  • adminstuff a poorly but accurately named server for admin "stuff"
  • Babbage general purpose server in the space, moribund
  • Bell Asterisk IP Telephony Server
  • Bruce Network CCTV Server
  • Booch emoncms power monitoring raspberry pi thing [3]
  • Boole main router, dhcp, dns, ntp, syslog etc. [4]
  • Colin sort of fileserver, was netbootyboxxy [5]
  • Denning network services machine (ldap/spacenet, netboot, zoneminder) (was boole) [6].
  • Gill environment monitoring Raspberry Pi [7]
  • Hopper vending machine
  • Hamming new doorbot machine [8]
  • Lamarr hypervisor for VMs
  • Wilkes front doorbot (Like Perlman) [9]
  • Perlman back doorbot (like Wilkes) [10]


See Laboratory 24/Network for details on these machines.

Potential new machines currently under discussion

Potential names

Potential names on the edge of the scheme

Potential names not from the scheme

  • Bubbles, Buttercup & Blossom
  • FuzzyWhif
  • heck-a-tombical plus minus
  • Micropig/Spiderpig
  • NPR (No Prescription Required)
  • Pong/Ping
  • Cabbage - an alternative / backup / failover for Babbage?