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Physicist by training, now a programmer by choice. My languages of preference are Java and C, although I am also skilled in C# and many assembly languages, and competent in Perl, general shell scripting, and a handful of other languages I use less often. I can speak basic SQL. I write my HTML by hand and prefer table-free page layout.

I use Linux by preference, but also develop extensively under Windows. I've developed under various embedded and custom OS's and RTOS's (primarily Microware OS-9 and VxWorks), assorted UNIXes, VAX/VMS, and assorted Windows releases. I've played with RSTS/E and a few other operating systems that are unknown today.

My home website is pretty sparse, but will some day be populated. Really.


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comment Do you think NAT is largely responsible for the delay in IPv6 adoption?
@Richard Gadsen, how can you have a full NAT firewall that is default -allow? If an incoming connection arrives to the firewall itself (which isn't running any services, just the firewall) it has no destination in its NAT tables to send the connection. It's still a default-deny for new incoming connections. Clarification: NAT is not a great security tool for a business. It's more reasonable for a home where the average user will use the default config. For a business, it is still "belt-and-suspenders," an extra layer of default-unreachability for internal machines.
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comment Do you think NAT is largely responsible for the delay in IPv6 adoption?
@Richard Gadsen, @Cristian Ciupitu, I understand what you both say. I'm just reacting to the absolutist statement that NAT does not in any way enhance security, which is silly.
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