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Is there a canonical way (no pun intended) to describe the purpose of a specific machine?

I have to administer serveral hosts all with the same hostname ("www"). On the shell prompt i can not distinguish, which machine i am currently working on. I'd like to have a textfile eg. /etc/purpose in which i can put the desription of the machine. Of course I could implement this quite easily, but would rather use a standardized solution. By the way, I am currently running ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04.

Thank you, Andreas

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I think this is rather off-topic on AskUbuntu as hostnames are not Ubuntu-specific. I suggest to ask this on ServerFault.com instead. –  gertvdijk Dec 29 '12 at 16:54
    
Thank you Gert. I give ServerFault a try. –  Andreas Schosser Dec 30 '12 at 14:02
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