Device naming convention
All devices on the Gustavus network use a special naming convention to quickly identify them.
The format depends on whether the device is a personal machine for a specific faculty/staff member, a student's machine or a special purpose campus-owned machine.
This is used in the Filemaker database
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.
Static IP address
This follows the same conventions as Faculty/staff computers as outlined above.
Dynamic IP address
This system is not fully implemented at this time. Information will be added as it becomes available.
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|
|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|
|Link (Gibbs Computer Lab)||LK|
|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.