I know it's a silly request, but I just feel like name would fit the theme of Information Security better. It was also inspired by this rather funny question, where somebody wanted to create a honeypot to watch other hackers.

Would people like to see this change?

  • Furthermore, "DMZ" makes no sense. The architecture is all wrong. Feb 21, 2020 at 15:15
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    The name was originally discussed in Re-naming our chat room. Looks like "Honeypot" was not suggested at the time. Feb 21, 2020 at 15:21
  • @FireQuacker But it's such a good name
    – user163495
    Feb 21, 2020 at 15:24

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I think DMZ is more appropriate; it donotes a place between the wide open internet and the protected internal network. Honeypot denotes a attractive target that appears to have value but is a decoy to distract attackers from the targets of real value.

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    But the DMZ doesn't sit between anything. And instead, the Honeypot is something that attracts hackers
    – user163495
    Feb 22, 2020 at 10:08
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    The chat room can very much distract people from things of more value, be it answering questions on the main site, or doing actual work... :D Feb 23, 2020 at 5:06

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