36k GIF of Theodore Ts'o

Theodore Ts'o

Who Am I?

I'm a systems programmer working at Information Systems (I/S) at MIT. I'm currently a member of the Integration Team. Formerly, I was a member of the Distributed Computing and Network Services department, but it got re-engineered. While DCNS was in existence, I had been a member of the Network Operations Group and the DCNS Development Team.

I am currently the team leader for the Kerberos V5 development effort at MIT. We've recently released version 1.0.5 of Kerberos V5.

I am a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, and am currently serving on the Security Area Directorate of the IETF. I am current serving as a working group co-chair for the ONC RPC and IP Security working groups. I also spend a lot of time working as a member of the Common Authentication Technology working group. I'm currentyl finally getting around to working on getting the Telnet Encryption Specifications published as RFC's, after close to a five year hiatus.

I am also one of the core Linux kernel developers, and serve on the technical board of Linux International. See my Linux page for more information about Linux and some of my current projects.

Although I'm primarily a Unix and Linux developer, I am also do a lot of work on many other platforms, including Windows/Windows NT, and the Macintosh. I've collected a set of software which I consider invaluable for making Windows programming a little bit more civilized.

I graduated from MIT in 1990, with a degree in Computer Science. While I was an undergraduate, I spent a lot of time with many various different student activities, including:

I currently attend Church of Our Savior, an Episcopal Church in East Arlington. I sing in the choir, and currently serve on the Vestry (the governing board for the church) as Secretary. I also serve as the chair of CoS's Finance Committee.

I have a number of hobbies; in particular, I enjoy cooking and bicycling. I also spend a lot of time doing "recreational computing", including spending a lot of time hacking on Linux. I'm also spending some time hacking on USR's Pilot PDA. I've also just recently become an amateur radio operator.

Although I'm normally not very scruffy-looking, playing with a Van de Graph generator can be an electrifying experience.

Friends and Associates

This list is not necessarily complete. If you aren't listed here, it doesn't mean that I hate you...

Here's a list of interesting places that I've found on the Web...

I often consult Alta Vista a lot when I'm looking for things. I'll also often use Yahoo or DejaNews.

Bobby approved I was victimized by the User Friendly Productivity Virus
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