Is there a place in linux (e.g. debian/ubuntu) to put the computer description?
Meaning: are there directives or best practices (I didn't see it in the FHS)?
(Maybe a file
In Windows you can place a description under sysdm.cpl (system properties > computername) and you can query this information from the cmd e.g. with
wmic path win32_operatingsystem get descriptiong
So even if I named all machines in a network
win25 I could give them a short meaningful description that I can read without searching the documentation.
At the moment I have this info in the /etc/profile, but I would rather want to read it from a separate place. If there are no guidelines I would think that /etc/hostinfo could be a good place, but I don't know if this would clash with some other program/common use.
Or are there better strategies?