Kevin's Page

I think the first thing you might notice about my web pages is that they're rather simple.  Well, for a person that spent two years as a "webmaster", you might think that I'd have all of the latest javascript, or macromedia flash animation, PHP scripting, or the like on my pages.  In most cases, I'd love to.  However, I don't have the time to learn most of these things, let alone the creativity to put them to use.  My role as webmaster was in the "pioneer" days of the internet - 1995-1997.  "Hey!" you say, "wasn't that before Al Gore invented the Internet?"

In truth, I was an something of an internet pioneer.  While I worked for Penn State University's York Campus (you can visit my web page there, as I still donate time to the campus), I got plenty of experience in using the Internet and with TCP/IP in general.  For 2 years, I was the campus's LAN administrator.  Actually, we had 3 LANs - 1 Token-Ring (bleah!), and 2 ethernet (thin-net).  This was from late 1986 through 1989!  I learned on 3Com's Ethershare, and then 3+Share (the fore-runner to 3+Open, which later was renamed Microsoft Lan Manager when 3Com sold out of the NOS market).  I also learned Banyan ViNeS on that horrid Token-Ring.  Banyan was way ahead of the curve with their software, and it was a shame they eventually failed.  What they had in 1987 with global directories and server integration was still better than where Microsoft is today!

Anyway,  I don't yet have much yet to publish here.  I will not publish personal stuff, such as where I live, my phone number, email address etc, because I get enough spam already - all types.  However, my interests are another matter.

And just what is it I'm interested in?

Technical Geek Stuff

Well, after all, it is what I do for a living. I'm a rather well-rounded (I'm not talking about my physique either) individual when it comes to my computer skills. I've basically done it all, from user/desktop support, LAN/Server support, Enterprise networking, and security.

Building a bootable Solaris CD. Quick reference on building a Sol 2.6, 7, or 8 (possibly 9) bootable CD. Yes, you can even build a Sol 8 bootable CD.

How to effectively block P2P services with your Cisco router. I've spent a lot of time on this where I work since we have a lot of people that seem to think that US GOVT property is actually free for their own personal (and sometimes illegal) activities.

Coming soon: my efforts to integrate Solaris into a Win2k environment using Kerberos authentication. I know somebody else has probably done it, but if they have, they're not writing about it. I will.

Updated 10/31/2002 - because it was about time.