Pat Eyler has been working with TCP/IP and UNIX since 1988, and with Linux since 1993. He has worked as a network analyst, systems and network administrator, network engineer, and instructor. He has designed and managed networks ranging from small/home offices to multiple campus networks. Recently he served as the Director of IS for an Internet start-up and was responsible for management and hands-on work for the network and programming tasks. He was responsible for deploying high-performance web server architecture supporting over one million hits per day (involving sixty database transactions per second).