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Network Design and Implementation, from Hardware to Monitoring

Immersed in networking hardware and software for 7 years at the Univ. of Utah, Campus Networking Dept. This included design, installation, testing, troubleshooting, and repair, from low level issues such as investigating broadband problems with a spectrum analyzer, or Ethernet problems with an oscilloscope, or using the correct 10BaseT plug for twisted versus solid wire, up through extensive use of protocol analyzers and SNMP monitoring and analysis tools. Physical layers included FDDI and other fiber optics, DS1/DS3, and all forms of Ethernet from the original "yellow hose" through 10BaseT, linked through repeaters, bridges, switches, and routers (primarily cisco). Protocols included TCP/IP, AppleTalk, Novell IPX, and DECNet, among others. 1988-1995

As a consultant and later an employee of RAHD Oncology Products, I was often engaged in the design of special network setups. For example, in 1994, a demonstration of remote radiation treatment planning between Salt Lake City and both Los Angelos and San Francisco convention centers, via T1 lines. And, in 1999, the setup of a distributed software development environment via newly available high speed cable modem home network access. I also would provide remote network troubleshooting assistance for clients, such as remotely diagnosing a speed problem for a client in New York across three hospitals linked via ATM. 1993-2006

Designed and implemented a network transparent communication system for a production distributed information retrieval system for the CIA. This was part of my Computer Science M.S. research in networking and distributed systems, and was in use for 10 years. 1984-1986

With my ongoing work for remote clients, networking continues to be a fundamental part of my life. 2003-current

My interest in networking originated with the ARPAnet, which led me to Computer Science at the Univ. of Utah, given its key involvement with the ARPAnet from its inception. Along with later work in Campus Networking, I became accomplished in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting, from low level hardware and signals on a wire, to the use of protocol analyzers and SNMP monitoring and anlysis.

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