> What about naming the server so that users would know what it did from
> the name? We used to have a library web server named libweb, which I
> always liked, as it sort of made sense to people.
That's what we do with DNS. Our internal names are almost never exposed
to the public. However, the object is to separate roles (www.ourdomain,
mail.ourdomain, news.ourdomain etc.) from the underlying machines and
their names. I have machines that have up to 20 dns identities ... but
then we host multiple sites in our community.