I have been working with IP technology for a long time. I can’t tell you the exact year of my first exposure, but it was sometime between 1985 and 1987. I was working at Northern Telecom as a software developer and was tasked with adding a TCP/IP stack to a version of Unix that ran on a Motorola 68010 processor. I sent away for a set of manuals from the Department of Defense (yes, they invented the protocol suite), and eight months and thousands of lines of C-code later, I had something up and running.
In my latest guest article for Assertion, I write about how my approach to writing software changed and more specifically, how I now look at communications security. Take a look!