19 Dec 2000 mmangino   » (Observer)

This is my first post, so we'll have to see how long this lasts. I got the approval to create design documentation for my employer on a rewrite of a rather large ( multi million dollar) system. It is not open source, however there may be the possibility of open sourcing some of the tools we use. I also do a fair bit of lurking on LKML and I may start getting involved in the Debian project, however right now I am speding most of my time working and enjoying married life.

I actually created this account to post on one of the forums (about the TCP IP thing, since I think the design is scary) Essentially, if you allow one end of the connection during setup to respond with a forwarding IP and port, than any person on your local net can redirect any session creation by spoofing a packet from the broker to itself. You have just allowed sessions to be easily hijacked.

By way of introduction, I am a 22 year old married programmer living in Columbus Ohio. I have been using Linux since 96 or so. I use UNIX in all facets of my life. I think I am pretty good at it. I work primarily as a programmer, although most of my work involves design and bootstrapping of large systems. Most of my experience is in C and java, however I feel comfortable in most languages. I have a pretty good understanding of networking and OS design, and I really like component based programming.

Maybe I'll write another one of these. We'll just have to see.

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