Gerald Carter has been a member of the SAMBA Team since 1998 and is employed by VA Linux Systems. He is currently working on a guide to LDAP for system administrators with O'Reilly Publishing. He holds a master's degree in computer science from Auburn University where he was also previously employed as a network and systems administrator. Gerald has published articles with various web based magazines such as Linuxworld, and has authored instructional course for companies such as Linuxcare. In addition to this, he acted as the lead author of "Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours" by Sams Publishing and actively gives tutorials at systems administration conferences.