Pat Eyler has been working with TCP/IP and UNIX since 1988 and with Linux since 1993. He has worked as a network analyst, administrator, and engineer for Boeing and Ameritech. He has also spent time as a systems administrator for Philips and Fidelity. He has taught courses on systems administration and networking for American Research Group and the U.S. Army. More recently he has been involved in supporting e-commerce and Web development for 'clicks and mortar' and 'dot com' companies.
Pat has also written material for companies, user groups, and the general public on Linux/Unix, shell scripting, and networking. Some of his best work has appeared in the Linux Gazette. Pat has designed and managed LANs and WANs supporting everything from small/home offices to multiple campus networks. His favorite network is at home, where he is busily teaching his home-schooled kids to use Linux instead of that other OS.