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Hello....My Name is Scott Packard. I am a Unix
System Administrator with Jet Propulsion Labs (officially a Sr. Staff Engineer).
I am the only system administrator for a spacecraft
development group. I administer 70 Sun boxes spread out over
10 subnets. Currently I have 200 users.
I use Solaris 2.5.1 through 10 (and like
it!), Windows 2000 Professional, and SuSE Linux 9.x.
I'm supporting a lab that custom designs
chips for flight. I've done this for 4 years or so, and have been
pushing the envelope with respect to Solaris, spam filtering, ssh, and
readying the customers for Linux. Although
(2004..2005) I am concentrating on getting support automated because
of financial pressure it looks as though the project is being
outsourced. It's disappointing that as I get in the position
to provide a good service at a low man-hour cost the project
If you're an old visitor to this page the project I am
supporting a project that started out with the acronym X2000, went to JIMO
(Jupiter Icy Moons Orbit), then to Prometheus. I guess it can
be called Outsourceus :)
I still debug redundant license server problems when serving up licenses.
Click here for my
System Administration tips page.
I am a fan of motorcycles, cars,
and F1 racing, but after the disaster at Indy I think I've changed. Also, check out my Integra Type-R page.
email address: webmaster at fastlink dot com
I have one cat, Simba. My cat has FLEAS. Yuk! But, I've found a way
to control them. Click here.
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