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Node/Machine Names

By convention, the name of systems follow the style
machine_name.division.organization.country (outside USA)
or
machine_name.division.organization.org_type (inside USA)
where


Table 1.4: Main Domain Names (non-country).
org_type Description
arpa Old Style Arpanet
com Commercial Organisation (mostly US)
edu US Educational
gov US Government
int International
mil US Military
nato Nato field
net Major Network gateway, ISP
org Non-profit Organisation (mostly US)



Table 1.5: New Top Domain Names (2001)
org_type Description
aero Air-transport industry
biz Businesses
coop Cooperatives
info Unrestricted use
museum Museums
name Registration by individuals


An example is

nickel.sao.nrc.ca

where nickel is the machine_name owned by the group/branches sao (Science Affairs Office - now called Research Program Support Group) of the nrc (National Research Council) , in ca (Canada).


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Claude Cantin 2010-10-24