This web page is being served by a fairly new machine (enigma.xbill.org),
running Red Hat Linux 7.1, and sitting on a ridiculously fast network.
My desktop computer (anomaly.xbill.org) was new about 4 years ago, and should
be replaced one of these days. It's also running Red Hat Linux 7.1. The
network is usually provided by a T1 to the apartment complex, except when
What do I do with my computer?
- Usually, I'm at work, and that involves doing DNS stuff. Until a few
months ago, it was mostly (DNS
Security related, but now I'm doing a lot of other things too.
- My biggest (only?) claim to fame is
XBill, a moderately interesting action game
where the objective is to stop evil computer users from corrupting your systems.
- dnsjava is an implementation
of the DNS protocol in Java, and is useful as a replacement for the standard
Java resolver, as well as providing interoperability testing with BIND.
It's actually being used by anumber of Java netowrk programs, which is
- I'm still maintaining sftp,
an ftp-like program that uses an existing remote shell as a tunnel
(ssh or rsh). Now that
opensshincludes an sftp program,
it's not too important anymore.
- Once in a while, I play a game. Off and on for what seems like most of my
life, I've been playing Discworld. Cool game, but much too hard. I enjoy
games like Civilization, but haven't really played Civ: Call to Power for Linux
too much, because I don't like the UI. I've also been known to play simple
games like xbomb, freecell, and Super Tetris (under VMWare, as well as action games like Doom and
Dark Forces in the distant past. There hasn't been a time in the last 7-8
years when I've both had a fast enough machine and time to play the newest FPS
games, but anything's possible.
- I waste (er, spend) time reading news and mailing lists and surfing the
web, which allows me to pretend that I know what I'm talking about.
Occasionally, people believe me. Silly them.
Reading Slashdot and
Freshmeat is a good way to stay
current. The linux-kernel mailing list keeps me sane, since there are
always a few threads that I really just don't understand.
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