Now also with camels?

I logged into [DAIMI][] today using the usual DNS alias This alias is points to the most “fresh” machine out of a number of machines named horse01 … and counting upwards.

Now the sys admins have apparently grown tired of the horses and have switched to camels, for I was logged into camel04 :-) I love this idea of such an alias!

At the [ETH][] things are much more chaotic — the two times I’ve had to log into the network from home I had to search for a long time to find the name of a suitable host! I couldn’t find it on any of the official ETH pages — in the end I found a working hostname somewhere in an exercise sheet for some course in distributed systems.

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