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Eric C.


Denver, CO

Member since:

October 30, 2013

What level of experience do you have with Linux

I've been using UNIX for about 20 years and Linux since about 1995 or so (Slackware!). Since getting started, I ended up working at ISPs mostly on Solaris back in the very first days of the Internet through about 2004. After finally getting tired of dealing with large scale DNS, SMTP, RADIUS, and other boring ISP services, I moved on and learned a lot more about networking -- BGP, OSPF, VLANs, L2TP, and all that great stuff while working at StorageTek. Of course, StorageTek got bought out by Sun, so back to Solaris I went. After the first round of layoffs at Sun, I realized that the future didn't look bright. So I started working with a nice small company called (still on Solaris though) for a year and a half doing website systems engineering/arch for about a year and a half before we got bought by Discovery Channel. So then I was responsible for running all of the Discovery channel websites , until I finally decided to find a nice local company here in Denver.

Which Distrobution, if any do you prefer

Debian based systems for servers -- Ubuntu server for the predictable release cycle.

How long have you used Linux

Since 1995... kernel 1.2.something if i remember correctly

Have you ever tried to assist others in the use of Linux

Of course. That's a silly question.


I'm a Linux Systems Engineer for a local Internet company in downtown Denver after spending many years at huge companies. These days, my focus is on Linux on AWS mostly.

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