How do we decide on a name for each system? Again, this is site-specific and may depend on the numbers of machines in use. Often, administrators will try and use a “set” of something, be it a list of their favorite football teams or the names of Snow White's dwarfs (obviously not much use if you have, or are likely to have, more than seven machines!).
We have chosen to base our names on the periodic table of elements. This probably seems like an awkward thing to do (considering the names of some of the elements), but we hope it will help as we progress throughout the book for the following reasons:
The host addresses will match the atomic number. For example, hydrogen will be 1, helium 2, lithium 3, and so on.
Each system is allowed ...