By Dave Miner-Oracle on May 17, 2005
I've been at Sun for just shy of 15 years. In fact, just ordered my anniversary gift last night - a nice Seiko watch which I probably won't wear very often. I suffer(?) from a fairly low bling quotient.
My primary expertise is in networking protocols and system management. The most visible thing I've contributed to Solaris is the DHCP Manager GUI; the most recent, parts of the new SMF inetd(1M) implementation in Solaris 10. The oldest? Well, there's still some code in sysidtool(1M) of which I was the original author. Along the way, I also spent some time doing PC-NFS-related software, building a modestly successful but little-remembered product called SolarNet PC-Admin, from whence the Solaris DHCP server originated. Got to write some Windows GUI code for that product. I probably like GUI's more than your typical Solaris engineer ;-)
Nowadays I'm responsible for the Solaris network configuration protocols and services, and also the Solaris installation software. We're making plans for a lot of improvements in these areas, I expect I'll be able to write more about that in the not-too-distant future. Meantime I'll have some notes on DHCP or inetd to talk about; if you've got specific questions on either topic drop me a note here or post 'em on comp.unix.solaris or email@example.com, where I regularly answer questions.