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From: Michael Orlitzky (michaelorlitzky.com)
Date: Thu Jul 16 2009 - 23:37:04 CDT
Wietse Venema wrote:
> Jose Luis Tallon:
>> Wietse Venema wrote:
>>> It's no worse than smtp versus smtpd. If there exists a different
>>> name for the agent at the door, then that might work. Alas, cerberus
>>> is already in use (by the "kerberos" authentication system).
>> And so are "Heimdall" (KTH's implementation of Kerberos) as well as
>> Anubis and Horus.
>> Unless you want to use "St.Peter", of course --- no offense intended,
>> of course.
> I briefly looked for alternatives to St. George, the dragon slayer
> but didn't come up with a sexy name.
> "bouncer" would be good if there was not a near name collision.
> Would "zbouncer" be different enough? It's a bit long, though.
> Perhaps, "zombo" (zombie bouncer)?
> Charon is not too bad. Certainly better than zzapper or zkiller
> and other ugly names that I did not mention.
Continuing his journey to Thebes, Oedipus encounters the Sphinx who
would stop all those who traveled to Thebes and ask them a riddle. If
the travelers were unable to answer correctly, they were eaten by the
Sphinx; if they were successful, they would be able to continue their
Short, no collisions, and has an 'x' to supply coolness. I am partial to
"prefix," though, and agree that "bouncer" would just confuse people.