has been using Unix since 1976, starting with PWB, v7, right through BSD and SunOS
to System V and Linux. He also has 21 years experience in the telecommunications
industry. Andrew has been involved in the Unix community for a long time, and
has been on the board of both the UKUUG and EurOpen. Before joining Irial he had
been working for a telecommunications manufacturer since 1979 specializing in
networks, dns, e-mail, Unix and other internet and telecommunication related issues.
He brings this experience to running Irial Ltd an Internet Consultancy and Hosting
business from Much Hadham, Britain. Andrew is an Honorary Fellow of the United
Kingdom Unix Users Group.
DCC the distributed Checksum clearinghouse, came about from a conversation with
Vernon Schryver, and Paul Vixie. Vernon wrote the software, the results are encouraging,
and the take up has been proceeding gently, but there are issues with using professional
power tools they can maim. As an ISP OA5.com tries to prevent a lot of
the SPAM-noise from reaching our customers mailboxes, and for the past year
we have included DCC in that armory. This talk will discuss the effectiveness,
interfaces, and the constraints on the tools we are deploying.