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RE: SERVER NAMES
> Patrick Greenwell: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 11:08 PM > > On Wed, 2 Feb 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.