Name: Christopher Masto
Member since: 2001-01-12 17:31:36
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I co-founded and work for NetMonger Communications, which is now a division of In-Tel-Tec. I currently have too many jobs, include system administration, network engineering, programming, project management, and occasionally customer service.

I am a strong believer in free software. All my computers run FreeBSD; the only proprietary software left on them is Netscape, which will soon be replaced. My favorite operating system is FreeBSD, and my favorite language is Perl; I've contributed minor bits and patches to both.

I haven't written any major free programs, just bits and pieces. The most widely used is the Perl RADIUS module, which I hacked together in a couple of days back when we started NetMonger in 1996. Based on the feedback I get, it appears to be used by a fair number of ISPs.

At work, I am currently the lead programmer on a very large web-based database application. It uses exclusively free software, including FreeBSD, Apache, Perl, and PostgreSQL. We have developed some very cool object-oriented Perl systems in the course of building our app. Once the application ships, we will be releasing most of them to the free software community.

Recent blog entries by Elkay

Spent most of yesterday trying to stop ypbind from going into a CPU-eating loop and stop serving requests. It mysteriously started working properly after about four hours, which probably means it will happen again next time I don't have time for it. But at least the slave server is back up and running. I hate yp.

It seems like every time there's a deadline coming up, things start breaking. Today the T1 from hell has gone down again.


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