Host names and Beer…

We have now put our mobile Good Pub Guide into beta testing. If you want to try it then text the word GOODPUB to 87080 which will take you to the download site where you can obtain the java application for your phone. During beta testing it is free to use apart from your data transfer costs through your operator which should be fairly small compared to using web sites. This works on all major UK operators and on most handsets from the last few years (requires MIDP2 java ). By texting in you are agreeing that we can use your network operator to locate where you are so that we can search for pubs near you. The application shows details from the Good Pub Guide 2008 as well as maps.

Anyway… on to the point of this post. While scanning the logs I noticed that someone at O2 likes their beer… the server names of their mobile phone network seem to be named after breweries. Although it is the major multi-national breweries so whoever named them is probably not a real ale drinker.

Here are the names of some of the O2 hosts from

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