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(S6, M8am) is the original author of send
mail. He was the chief programmer on the INGRES database management project and
an early contributor to the UNIX effort at Berkeley, authoring
syslog, tset, the -me troff macros, and trek. He designed database user and
application interfaces at Britton Lee (later Sharebase) and contributed to the
Ring Array Processor project for neural-network-based speech recognition at the
International Computer Science Institute. He is a former member of the USENIX
Board of Directors.
||Bryan C. Andregg (S2) is the Director of MIS at Red
Hat Software, where he has held that position for almost two years. During that
time he has overseen combining two nationally distinct offices and moving the
entire organization twice and has finally been allowed to hire an assistant.
Daniel Appelman (S10am, S13pm) is a lawyer with a
major Silicon Valley law firm. He has been practicing in the areas of cyberspace
and software law for over fifteen years. Dan is the attorney for the USENIX
Association and for many high-tech companies.
Matt Bishop (T5) began working on problems of security
in computer systems, and UNIX systems in particular, 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 plays an active role in identifying and thwarting
security threats. Matt has been on the faculty at UC Davis since 1993.
Gerald Carter (S8am) has been a member of the
SAMBA Team since 1998. However, he has been maintaining SAMBA servers for the
past four years. Currently employed as a network manager by the College of
Engineering at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, Gerald daily maintains
approximately 600 PCs running a melting pot of Microsoft operating systems and
30 Solaris 2.x servers running SAMBA. He recently acted as the lead author for
Teach Yourself SAMBA in 24 Hours (Sams Publishing) and writes regularly
for the Web-based magazine LinuxWorld on Linux and Windows NT integration.
Tom Christiansen (S7) has been involved with Perl
since day zero of its initial public release in 1987. Lead author of The Perl
Cookbook, co-author of the second editions of Programming Perl and
Learning Perl, and co-author of Learning Perl on Win32 Systems,
Tom is also the managing editor of the www.perl.com Web site, major caretaker of
Perl's online documentation, originator and co-maintainer of the Perl Frequently
Asked Questions list, and president of The Perl Journal. Tom served two
terms on the USENIX Board of Directors. He holds undergraduate degrees in
computer science and Spanish and a master's in computer science from the
University of Wisconsin at Madison. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Phil Cox (M1, T1) 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
USENIX Association Magazine, and has served on numerous USENIX program
committees. Phil holds a B.S. in computer science from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.
Lee Damon (M10am) holds a B.S. in speech communi
cation from Oregon State University. He has been a UNIX system administrator
since 1985 and has been active in SAGE since its inception. He is a member of
the SAGE Ethics Working Group and was one of the commentators on the SAGE Ethics
document. He has championed awareness of ethics in the systems administration
community, including writing it into policy documents.
Tina Darmohray (T4) is a network and security consult
ant 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. She was a founding board member of SAGE. She is the author of the
popular SAGE jobs booklet Job Descriptions for System Administrators,
she's the editor of SAGE News and Features for ;login:, the USENIX
Association magazine, and she co-chaired the USENIX LISA IX conference. Tina
holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark-Jason Dominus (M7, T8am) has been involved in
computer security since 1988 and has been developing interactive Web
applications since 1994. He was a system administrator and the first Webmaster
at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Computer and Information
Sciences, and then became a founding staff member of Pathfinder, Time-Warner's
Internet Web service, where he was the leader of the system administration and
network security group. He is now an independent consultant working in the area
of dynamic application development and systems and security analysis. He writes
a regular column for The Perl Journal.
Esther Filderman (T9am) has been administrating AFS
since its first incarnation as the file system behind the Andrew system, which
was originally designed as part of an experiment by Carnegie Mellon University
and IBM. She has been a system administrator for nearly 10 years. Once the 24x7
on-call person for the Andrew system, Esther is currently the senior operations
specialist for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the site that, in a moment
of insanity, ported AFS to Unicos.
Aeleen Frisch (S1, M9am, M12pm) 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 (T7) is the chief technologist for
Corporate Technologies, Inc., and was the systems manager for Brown University's
Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other
magazines, is security columnist for SunWorld, and is co-author of the
Operating Systems Concepts textbook. 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. (S4), Sc.D., is vice-president of
CertCo, LLC, market leader in digital certification. Dr. Geer has a long history
in network security and distributed computing management as an entrepreneur,
consultant, teacher, and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical
engineering and computer science from MIT, and a Doctor of Science in
biostatistics from Harvard University. A frequent speaker, popular teacher, and
member of several professional societies, he is active in USENIX, where 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).
Geoff Halprin (M13pm, T3) is the principal consultant
at The SysAdmin Group. He has been a system administrator for the past 15 years
and a consulting system administrator for over 10. Geoff specializes in data
security and systems management disciplines and in the evaluation and
improvement of systems management practices. He has acted as consultant to a
wide variety of organizations, including government, large corporations, and
several major ISPs. Geoff is also the vice-president of the System
Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU) and is a member of the SAGE
Brad Johnson (S5) is a principal of SystemExperts
Corporation, a consulting firm that specializes in system security and
management. He is a well-known authority in the field of secure distributed
systems and has recently served as a technical advisor to both Dateline NBC and
CNN on network security matters. He has participated in seminal industry
initiatives, including the Open Software Foundation, X/Open, and the IETF, and
has often published about open systems.
Steve Johnson (T10am, T13pm) has been a technical
manager on and off 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. He has also 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 two years ago, he
has taught USENIX tutorials on technical subjects, and he has led management
training seminars at Transmeta.
Greg Kulosa (M11pm, T11pm) has been a UNIX system
administrator for over eight years. He is currently a senior consultant, solving
a myriad of host and networking problems for a variety of clients. In his spare
time, he trains and grooms his American Quarter Horse, Jane, and goes on regular
trail rides in the hills around San Francisco Bay.
William LeFebvre (S9am, S12pm, M6) has been using
UNIX and Internet technologies since 1983. He has written many articles on UNIX,
networking, and systems administration issues. Currently he writes the monthly
"Daemons & Dragons" column for UNIX Review. William is the editor of
the SAGE series "Short Topics in System Administration." He has taught tutorials
since 1989 for such organizations as USENIX, the Sun User Group (SUG), MIS
Training Institute, IT Forum, and Great Circle Associates, and he is a certified
Cisco Systems Instructor. William is the primary programmer for the popular UNIX
utility top and has contributed to several widely used UNIX packages, including
Wietse Venema's logdaemon package. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via
Evan Marcus (S3) 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
Ted McCabe (T9am) has been administrating AFS since
its first incarnation as the file system behind the Andrew system, which was
originally designed as part of an experiment by Carnegie Mellon University and
IBM. He was a system administrator at Carnegie Mellon for three years,
maintaining and improving the backup system, known as Stage, that was initially
developed with AFS. In 1996 Ted received an M.A. in mathematics from Boston
University. Ted then returned to systems administration at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he has been wrestling with Transarc's backup
system ever since.
Ned McClain (M2, T2) is a lead engineer at XOR
Network Engineering. He is currently helping with the 3rd edition of the UNIX
System Administration Handbook (by Nemeth, Snyder, and Hein). He has a
degree in computer science from Cornell University and has done research with
both the CS and Engineering Physics departments at Cornell.
Evi Nemeth (M2, T2), a faculty member in computer sci
ence at the University of Colorado, 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.
W. Curtis Preston (T12pm), a principal consultant for
Collective Technologies, has been specializing in backup and recovery for over
six years. He has designed and implemented many large Legato NetWorker
installations and is also an accomplished author and speaker. (This will be his
third time speaking at LISA.) Curtis has just completed work on his upcoming
O'Reilly & Associates book, UNIX Backup & Recovery, which will be
on the shelves this fall. Curtis's Web site is https://www.backupcentral.com/,
and he can be reached at email@example.com.
Marcus J. Ranum (M5) 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 whitehouse.gov.
Marcus is a frequent lecturer and conference speaker on computer security
Jon Rochlis (S4) is a senior consultant for
SystemExperts Corp. He and his colleagues provide high-level advice to
businesses large and small in the areas of network security, distributed systems
design and management, high availability, and electronic commerce. Before
joining SystemExperts, Mr. Rochlis was engineering manager with BBN Planet, a
major national Internet service provider.
Greg Rose (M4) graduated from the University of New
South Wales with a B.Sc. (honours) in computer science, and he 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.
His work at QUALCOMM focuses on cryptographic security and authentication for
wireless communications, particularly mobile phones. He has written a number of
public tools using cryptography, and he holds generic cryptographic export
licenses for two countries.
Marc Staveley (M3) 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 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.
Paul Vixie (T6) is the current maintainer of the BIND
software system. BIND, the Berkeley Internet Name Domain, includes the name
server ("named") used every-where on the Internet. Paul is also a coauthor of
Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1995) and serves as
moderator of the comp.sources.unix newsgroup.
Dusty White (T10am, T13pm) 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.|
Erez Zadok (S11pm) began maintaining Amd in 1992.
Starting in 1996, he rewrote large parts of Amd and converted it to use Autoconf
tools. Numerous new features and ports have since been added. The package, now
called am-utils, contains additional tools written by Erez (e.g., hlfsd). Erez
is a Ph.D. student in Columbia University's Computer Science Department. Erez
has been researching file systems and cross-platform filesystem extensibility