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Eric Allman (S2, T10) allman_ericEric Allman wrote sendmail, leads, and is CTO of Sendmail, Inc. Eric was the lead programmer for the INGRES database management and the Mammoth infrastructure projects and authored syslog, tset, the -me troff macros, and trek, developed a commercial client/server implementation, helped develop a first-generation window system, and contributed to the Ring Array Processor Project. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association. Eric received his M.S. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. He collects wines, which he stashes in the cellar of the house he shares with Kirk McKusick, his partner of 20-and-some-odd years. Bryan C. Andregg (M3, T6) andregg_bryan is the Director of Networks at Red Hat Inc. He has been with the company for three years and in that time has moved from being the only systems administrator through almost every job in IS. Bryan's next round of business cards will give his job title as "firefighter."
Tina Bird (M10) bird_tinais a senior security analyst at Counter pane Internet Security. She has implemented and managed a variety of wide-area-network security technologies and has developed, implemented, and enforced corporate IS security policies. She is the moderator of the VPN mailing list and the owner of "VPN Resources on the World Wide Web," a vendor-neutral source of information about VPN technology. Tina has a B.S. in physics from Notre Dame and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota. Matt Bishop (S1) bishop_matt began working on problems of secu rity inUNIX systems at Purdue, where he earned his doctorate. He subsequently worked at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science at NASA and taught courses in operating systems, computer security, and software engineering at Dartmouth College. Matt chaired the first USENIX Security Workshop and has been on the faculty at UC Davis since 1993.
Gerald Carter (M4, T4) carter_gerald has been a member of the SAMBA Team since 1998 andhas been maintaining SAMBA servers for the past four years. As a network manager at Auburn University, Gerald maintains approximately 700 PCs and 30 Solaris 2.x servers. He is the lead author of Teach Yourself SAMBA in 24 Hours (Sams Publishing) and has worked as an instructor or technical reviewer for major publishers. Tom Christiansen (S4, M8) christiansen_tom has been involved with Perl since day zero of its initial public release in 1987. Lead author of The Perl Cookbook, co-author of Programming Perl, Learning Perl, and Learning Perl on Win32 Systems, Tom is also the major caretaker of Perl's online documentation. He holds undergraduate degrees in computer science and Spanish and a Master's in computer science. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Phil Cox (M4, T5) cox_phil is a consultant for SystemExperts Corporation. Phil frequently writes and lectures on issues bridging the gap between UNIX and Windows NT. He is a featured columnist in ;login;, the magazine of USENIX & SAGE, and has served on numerous USENIX program committees. Phil holds a B.S. in computer science from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Tina Darmohray (T5) darmohray_tinais a network and security consultant with over a decade of experience in administration and programming UNIX/TCP-based computers. She specializes in firewalls, Internet connections, sendmail/DNS configurations, and defensive intrusion management. Previously Tina was the lead for the UNIX support team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Tina was a founding board member of SAGE, the System Administrators Guild. She is the author of the popular SAGE jobs booklet Job Descriptions for System Administrators, she's co-editor of ;login:, the magazine of USENIX & SAGE, and she co-chaired the USENIX LISA IX conference. Tina holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Barb Dijker (M6) is currently the owner of and lead everything at NeTrack, a Colorado ISP. She's also the Executive Director of the Colorado Internet Cooperative Association and the president of SAGE. Barb has been a system administrator for 12 years. Mark-Jason Dominus (T7) dominus_mark-jason has been using Perl for Web application development and site management since 1994, for large organizations such as Estee Lauder, the University of Pennsylvania, and Time-Warner. He is a regular contributor to the Perl Journal and is the managing editor of
Aeleen Frisch (M7) frisch_aeleen has been a system administrator for over 15 years. She currently looks after a very heterogeneous network of UNIX and Windows NT systems. She is the author of several books, including Essential Windows NT System Administration. Peter Baer Galvin (S7, M2) galvin_peter is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies, a systems integrator and VAR. Previously, he was the systems manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other magazines and is a regular columnist for SunWorld. He is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and the Applied Operating Systems Concepts textbooks. As a consultant and trainer, Peter has taught tutorials on security and system administration and has given talks at many conferences.
Daniel E. Geer, Jr. (M9), geer_dan is CTO of @Stake. Dr. Geer has a long history in network security and distributed computing management as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and architect. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and an Sc.D. in biostatistics from Harvard University. In USENIX he has participated in virtually every activity, including serving as technical program chair for the San Diego, California, 1993 Winter Technical Conference, as well as conference chair for both the First Symposium on Mobile and Location Independent Computing and the First USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce. He was elected to the Board of Directors in June 1994 and began an elected two-year term as vice-president in June 1996. He is the co-author of Wiley's Web Security Sourcebook (June 1997). Jamie Hanrahan (S5) hanrahan_jamie provides Windows NT driver development, consulting, and training services to leading companies. He is co-writing a book on Windows NT device drivers (O'Reilly and Associates). He also has an extensive background in VMS device drivers and internals. He is co-author of VMS Advanced Driver Techniques, and he received Digital's Instructor of the Year award for his courses in VMS device drivers and internals.
Brad Johnson (T9) johnson_bradC is Vice President of Consulting of SystemExperts Corporation. He has participated in seminal industry initiatives like the Open Software Foundation, X/Open, and the IETF, and has published often about open systems. Brad has served as a technical advisor to organizations such as Dateline NBC and CNN on security matters.

Prior to joining SystemExperts, Brad was one of the original members of the DCE Evaluation Team, the group that identified, evaluated and selected technology to become the industry's first true interoperable middleware. Brad was also the engineering project manager to complete the integration of those technologies and the project leader for the first three major releases. Prior to OSF, Brad was a principal software engineer/project leader for Digital Equipment Corporation, a technical staff member at Data General Corporation and before that, a technical staff member at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Applied Management from Lesley College.

Steve Johnson (T8) johnson_steve_BW has been a technical manager for nearly two decades, in both large and small companies. At AT&T, he is best known for writing Yacc, Lint, and the Portable C Compiler. He served as the head of the UNIX Languages Department at AT&T's Summit Labs and has been involved in a number of Silicon Valley startup companies. He served for ten years on the USENIX Board of Directors, four of them as president. He presented an invited talk on management at LISA '97, he has taught USENIX tutorials on technical subjects, and he has led management training seminars at Transmeta.
George Kurtz (S6) kurtz_george has performed hundreds of firewall, network, and e-commerce­related security assessments throughout his security consulting career. He is a regular speaker at many security conferences and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, InfoWorld, USA Today, and the Associated Press. He is the co-author of the widely acclaimed Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions. Evan Marcus (T1) marcus_evan_l is a senior systems engineer and high availability specialist with VERITAS Software Corporation. Evan has more than 12 years of experience in UNIX systems administration. While employed at Fusion Systems and OpenVision Software, Evan worked to bring the first high availability software application for SunOS and Solaris to market. Evan is the author of several articles and talks on the design of high availability systems.
James Mauro (T2) is an enterprise IT architect for Sun Microsystems, focusing on multi-tier and distributed application platforms, with an eye to availability and scalable growth. He works extensively with Solaris application development, performance tuning, capacity planning, and general systems behavior analysis. Jim, who has 20 years of UNIX industry experience, writes a monthly column on Solaris internals for SunWorld and is co-author of Solaris Internals: Architecture Tips and Techniques (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall, forthcoming). Richard McDougall (T2), mcdougall_richard an established engineer in the Performance Application Engineering Group at Sun Microsystems, focuses on large systems performance and architecture. He has over 12 years of experience in UNIX performance tuning, application/kernel development, and capacity planning. Richard is the author of many papers and tools for measurement, monitoring, tracing and sizing UNIX systems, including the memory-sizing methodology for Sun, the MemTool set for Solaris, the recent Priority Paging memory algorithms in Solaris, and many unbundled tools for Solaris, and is co-author of Solaris Internals: Architecture Tips and Techniques (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall, forthcoming).
Evi Nemeth (M6) nemeth_evi is a faculty member in computer science at the University of Colorado and has managed UNIX systems for the past 20 years, both from the front lines and from the ivory tower. She is co-author of the UNIX System Administration Handbook. Ian Poynter (M5) poynter_ian is president of Jerboa Inc., a strategic Internet security consultancy he founded in 1994. He has over 14 years in the technology industry, focusing on networking and human/computer interfaces. He has delivered firewall and Internet security training to key IS personnel and has appeared as an expert speaker at professional meetings and industry conferences. Mr. Poynter holds a B.Sc. First Class in computer science from University College, London.
Marcus J. Ranum (M1) ranum_marcus is CEO and founder of Network Flight Recorder, Inc. He is the principal author of several major Internet firewall products, including the DEC SEAL, the TIS Gauntlet, and the TIS Internet Firewall Toolkit. Marcus has been managing UNIX systems and network security for over 13 years, including configuring and managing Marcus is a frequent lecturer and conference speaker. Jon Rochlis (M9) rochlis_jon_a is the President of The Rochlis Group, Inc., providing systems and services in various high-technology areas of network security and electronic commerce. Previously Mr. Rochlis was a consultant with SystemExperts and an engineering manager with BBN Planet, OpenVision, and MIT.
Greg Rose (M4) rose_greg graduated from the University of New South Wales with a B.Sc. (honours) in computer science and was awarded the University Medal in 1977. A member of the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association, he served as program chair of the 1996 USENIX Security Symposium. As Principal Engineer at QUALCOMM, he focuses on cryptographic security and authentication for wireless communications, and on setting up the office of QUALCOMM Australia. He has written a number of public tools using cryptography, and he holds generic cryptographic export licenses for two countries. Char Sample (M5), sample_char a senior systems engineer at L-3 Network Security, has over fourteen years of experience in the industry. One of the original five engineers on the Gauntlet project at Trusted Information Systems, Char has installed and integrated over 200 firewalls and has experience deploying e-commerce solutions. She has developed and delivered training for a number of organizations and has been an invited speaker for various industry security conferences.
Eric Schultze (S6) schultze_eric specializes in assessing and securing Microsoft products. He is a contributing author to Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions and is a frequent speaker at security conferences, including Black Hat, CSI, and MIS. Eric is also a faculty instructor for CSI's education resource center, presenting workshops on NT4 and Windows 2000 security. Gregory Neil Shapiro (T10) shapiro_gregory began his professional career as a systems administrator for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). There he became involved with beta-testing the BIND name-server, the sendmail mail-transfer agent, and other UNIX utilities such as emacs and screen. He contributed the secure zones functionality included in BIND 4.9.X. His involvement with sendmail grew into assisting in supporting sendmail by joining the Sendmail Consortium and later increased to include code maintenance and release assistance. As Lead Engineer at Sendmail, Inc., he has continued to support the open source version while working on Sendmail Pro, the commercial version.
Marc Staveley (S3) staveley_mark recently took a position with Sun Microsystems Enterprise Services, where he is applying his 16 years of experience with UNIX development and administration in helping to create new service programs. Previously Marc was an independent consultant, and he has held positions at NCR, Princeton University, and the University of Waterloo. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of standards-based development, multi-threaded programming, systems administration, and performance tuning. Theodore Ts'o (T3) ts'o_theodore has been a Linux kernel developer since almost the very beginnings of Linux--he implemented POSIX job control in the 0.10 Linux kernel. He is the maintainer and author for the Linux COM serial port driver and the Comtrol Rocketport driver. He architected and implemented Linux's tty layer. Outside of the kernel, he is the maintainer of the e2fsck filesystem consistency checker. Ted is currently employed by VA Linux Systems.
Stephen C. Tweedie (T3) tweedie_stephen works on Linux kernel inter nals and high availability for Red Hat, Inc. Before that, he worked on VMS filesystem internals for Digital's Operating Systems Software Group. He has been contributing to Linux for a number of years, in particular designing some of the high-performance algorithms central to the ext2fs file system and the virtual memory code. Dusty White (T8) dusty_white was an early employee of Adobe, where she served in a variety of managerial positions. She now works as a management consultant in Silicon Valley, where she acts as a trainer, coach, and troubleshooter for technical companies.

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