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All names in United Networks are under common rules. Here they are.


Russian words terms and names are translated into Latin Alphabet letters using one of most frequent Transliteration Table:

Russian  Latin  Russian  Latin  Russian  Latin 
А A К K Х Kh
Б B Л L Ц Ts
В V М M Ч Ch
Г G Н N Ш Sh
Д D О O Щ Sch
Е E П P Ъ -
Ё Yo Р R Ы I
Ж Zh С S Ь -
И I У U Ю Yu
Й Y Ф F Я Ya

Note: Combination “ЫЙ” for example in word “ЗЕЛЕНЫЙ” would be something like ”-Y”: “ZELENY”.

Note: Russian “Ё” is rather frequently replaced by “E”.

Note: There is some arbitrariness in translation of some letter combination, for instance: Алтуфьево → altufevo and Зачатьевский → Zachatyevskiy.

User names

Every username encoded as the first letter of First Name and whole Lastname without any delimiters. Something like this:

…or simply “zhfriske”. Note that Linux-systems are case-sensitive, therefore it's strongly recommended that name must be easy (fast) printable, that is in low case.

Hardware names

All devices participating network (not only network generative units such as switches and routers) must have strictly certain names. All device names have prefix depending on device type:

Prefix Device type
sw- Network switch
sr- Service router
ap- Wireless access point
wifi- Some other Wireless hardware
prn- Network printer (or MFU)
pc- Personal computer (workstation)
note- Notebook
srv Server

Note: Prefix “srv” has no hyphen in view of high frequence of usage.

Note: Prefix “wifi-” is currently used for the only Cisco NM-AIR-WLC6-K9 controller installed into sr-2821.gogolya.pushkino (wifi-wlc6.gogolya.pushkino).

Reminder of name differs depending on device type:

  1. for Switch, Router, Access point and Printer devices it is a short model name, e. g. “sw-2960” for Cisco WS-C2960-24TT-L;
  2. for PCs and Notes it is an Username of owner, e. g. “pc-eyatsko”. If there are several PCs at some place (or at different places) with the same owner device name must be “suffixed” with something that would explain difference, for example location: “home” or “work”;
  3. for Servers this is its descriptive role, for example: “gate” - for Gateway, “backup” - for server with deployed Backup System, “vm” - for virtual platforms an so on. There is a single server with name “srvmain” which holds Windows Forest “” for all Windows-users in UN.

Note: Srvgate is the most common name for router (central or spoke) that holds local networks and connects site to Central one.

Site names

Site names groups from domain name “” and two parts pointing to place where site is located. The first one is town or city: abakan, msk, nsk, pushkino etc. Some wellknown city names can be abbreviated to some reduced form. So Moscow and Novosibirsk became “msk” and “nsk” accordingly. The second part is a some indication appointment of place accurate specification) in city/town for exmaple district or street: “altufevo”, “medvedkovo”, “sokol” and “2nd-district” are districts and “2nd-zachatyevskiy”, “eltsovskaya”, “gogolya” are street names.

Both city/town and district/street in aggregate with “” compose name of the site. And “medvedkovo.msk”, “2nd-district.abakan” and so on are “short names” of sites. Last ones are fully characterize site and its location. Those are most frequently used.

Sometimes the reason is to take more known (locally meaningful) name of the street or district inspite of real location which is significantly less known.


  • srvgate.sokol.msk or
  • srvgate.gogolya.pushkino or

Accordance between different names

Hostname of a device must be equal to its Fully Qualified Domain Name (maybe except “”) because these values are used in some automated programs which process some maintenance or backup procedures. These programs oriented on the most significant name of a device.

naming_convention.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/31 11:14 (external edit)
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