Computer naming convention
All computers on the Gustavus network use a special naming convention to quickly identify them.
The format depends on whether the computer is a personal machine for a specific faculty/staff member, a student's machine or a special purpose campus-owned machine.
The name of faculty and staff computers begin with their Gustavus username followed by a dash and a number. The number is the first available number based on the number of network devices the user has registered.
The name of a student machine depends on if it was registered to use a static or dynamic IP address. Dynamic IP addresses are more typical with a wireless registration so that the computer retains a connection. All ethernet registrations utilize a static IP address, and thus conform to the convention format of Username-#of device
Special purpose computers
Other computers on campus have a special 9-character code which helps to quickly identify their location and purpose.
A fictitious example might be AA100MW00.
|Building||Room number||Operating system||Computer purpose||Computer number|
All network printers on campus have a similar 9-character code which helps to quickly identify their location and purpose.
A fictitious example might be AA100PB00.
|Building||Room number||Printer||Printer purpose||Printer number|
|Beck Hall||NA or BH|
|Carlson Administrative Building||CA|
|Environmental Studies/Interpretive Center||ES|
|Fine Arts – Art||FA|
|Fine Arts – Music||FM|
|Fine Arts – Theatre/Dance/Communication||FT|
|Jackson Campus Center||JC|
|Johnson Student Union||JU|
|Swanson Tennis Center||TC|
This is room number in which the computer is located.
- The number must be exactly three digits long. Leading zeros may be necessary to adhere to the convention.
- Example: Room 12 becomes 012.
- If the room number contains letters, these must be dropped.
- Example: Room 212 D becomes 212.
- All rooms at Gustavus have a room number. If you are having trouble finding a room number, a full-time GTS employee can supply you with a building map.
This letter represents the operating system installed on the machine.
This letter represents the purpose of the machine.
|Computer on wheels (COW)||C|
This letter represents the purpose of the printer.
|Printer Black and White||B|
Computer and Printer number
This is the number assigned to this computer or printer.
- If the device is the only one in the room, it is assigned 00.
- If multiple devices are in one room, choose a numbering system that makes sense.
- Computers towards the entrance should have lower numbers.
- Computers in a row should have successive numbers.