Laramie, Wyoming 82070
(Address and Phone number deleted)
Seeking senior/lead technical position in a core
TCP-IP networking/UNIX/network security group.
WAN, LAN, TCP/IP, UNIX, Security, Firewalls, Internet, Web Server
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota BA, 1984
2001 - 2004: Princeton University (JSTOR), Princeton, NJ
Unix Systems Administrator
1991 - 2000: Panasonic Technologies, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Computer Systems Manager
UNIX web servers: Main responsibility was unix systems
administration for the back end Sun web servers for
a successful and growing internet project (www.jstor.org).
- Security and Networking: Instrumental in the implementation of a
multi-site firewall/VPN solution.
- UNIX desktops: Implemented a stable, robust, and
scalable solution for internal unix desktop workstations
previously managed by a third party
1987 - 1991:
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Computer
Science Department and Computer Center
UNIX/TCP-IP LAN: Responsible for all aspects of UNIX
system administration and LAN administration for 75-person
research lab and corporate headquarters:
user account management,
fileserver management, NFS, NIS, DNS, DHCP, postmaster and
email management (POP, SMTP), several web servers (intranet,
extranet, internet), USENET netnews administration,
data backups, etc.
WAN/Internet: Responsible for primary internet
for the company (~250 employees), including design,
implementation, and management of corporate internet
Remote Access: Responsible for design, implementation,
and management of secure remote network access for 250
users, including modem dial-up and client-to-site VPN.
Primary responsibility was UNIX system administration for the
Sun/SunOS platform including several file and cycle servers,
and about 75 Sun workstations. Acted as a Sun consultant for other departments within the university.
Professional Experience/Recent Projects
I have 25 years of UNIX experience and 19 years of internet experience.
2003-2004: JSTOR network security:
Developed and assisted with the implementation of a
multiple site firewall/VPN
security solution for JSTOR/Mellon Foundation using
CheckPoint NG FW-1/VPN-1 software on a Sun/Solaris platform.
2002: Sun server migration:
Was technical lead on migration of primary web servers
to SunFire 6800's.
Also was responsible for dual-location server load balancing
using Alteon switches.
Was technical lead for PTI Y2K preparedness project.
1998: High Availability UNIX Fileserver:
Implemented a high availability Sun/Solaris file server
solution with complete redundancy on all systems (disks,
cpu, etc.) using the High Availability Foundation Suite
1993-1999: Remote Access/VPN:
Over the years I implemented and maintained remote access
for our users. Initially this included simple dial-up
access (unix command line, telnet, and SLIP/PPP) via an
annex terminal server. Security was integrated into remote
access services using Security Dynamics' SecurID token system.
In 1999, I added a client-to-site VPN system via a Bay Networks
Contivity server for IP tunnel access from any internet-connected
location. VPN security used the vendor's triple-DES IPSEC
software, and all of the remote access services were integrated
with the SecurID token system for secure authentication.
1997: WAN re-design:
Re-designed nationwide PTI network to a private Frame Relay
network with a single point of Internet presence. A big
part of the rationale for this re-design was growing concerns
over IP security issues related to the internet, and the
implementation included building a firewall machine using
a Sun Ultra/Solaris box running Checkpoint FW-1 software.
1995: Panasonic corporate Web site:
Set up the first public web server for Panasonic
(www.panasonic.com). From September, 1995 through September,
1996 this web server was located at PTI headquarters in
Princeton, NJ and was maintained entirely by me. The first
server was a simple Solbourne (Sun clone) workstation running
CERN's web server; I later migrated to an early version of
Apache. Throughout that year I worked with the Panasonic
corporate design team, who supplied content, and I wrote and
several early cgi-based programs such as forms, surveys, and
interactive web statistics.
In August and September of 1996, I worked with Panasonic IT
engineers to implement a successful technology transfer, moving
www.panasonic.com from PTI headquarters in Princeton to
an IBM AIX server at Panasonic corporate headquarters in
Secaucus, New Jersey.
Personal Related Experience
Plainsboro.COM: In 1995, I started a free community web
site for Plainsboro Township, New Jersey. This web site was one of the early
sites on the internet concentrating on service to the community.
Home Networking and related Articles: Over the years, I have
written several articles related to home networking. Some recent
Experiences with Home-Based Internet Connectivity, Domain/Web
Site Ownership, and Cable Modems
Cablemodem download and upload speeds
Home Networking and 24x7 Internet Connectivity: Six Configurations
(For links to these and other articles I have written,
please see the
editorials and articles section on Plainsboro.COM)