I have interests in computer networks, distributed systems, window systems,
and all things to do with the Unix operating system. As well as my day to day
responsibilities within the school, I am involved in several development projects.
I was involved with the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) 4.4 release from the
University of California, Berkeley; alpha testing and contributing some code for the
HP300 platform and am currently a NetBSD
developer. I wrote the X Window System (X11) server included in the BSD 4.4
release and now also used in NetBSD on Hewlett Packards.
I have been involved for many years with the technical development of Internet Protocol
networking in New Zealand. In 1989, Andy Linton, Jonathan Stone and I established the
initial internet links from Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University to the
international gateway at the University of Waikato, using a modified Serial Line Internet
Protocol (SLIP) over Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) circuits.
I have taught professional courses and consulted on the subject. I currently try to find
time to explore many things including Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).