Paul Keck

Network Operations and Infrastructure
Enterprise Information Technology Services
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-0492
               1090 McRees Mill Lane
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 310-1516

Computer Skill Areas

Extensive experience with Foundry OS 7.2x-7.8x on BigIron 8000 and other routers, Cisco IOS 12.1 on 7513 and UBR-7200 model routers, and IOS 11.0-12.1 on 2500 and 2600 series routers, using OSPF and RIP2; demonstrated ability to manage, maintain, and expand design of 150 building network in an IPX, Appletalk, and full Class-B IP space environment for 40,000+ clients. Extensive experience with Layer 4-7 load-balancing/switching gear (Foundry ServerIron 400 and XL, F5 BigIP). Extensive experience with Packeteer Packetshaper 8500. Certified in Category 5 and fiber optic cable installation, with 5 years experience. Extensive LAN management experience, including whole-building hub/switch installation and configuration, and integration and troubleshooting of LAN connections to campus core. Decent experience with packet-level troubleshooting using protocol analyzers such as tcpdump, Ethereal, Etherpeek 4.1 and Fluke Optiview.

Network monitoring:
       Extensive experience with LAN and enterprise-level network monitoring packages including Aprisma Spectrum 6.x, Enterasys Netsight Element manager, and Cabletron Spectrum Element Manager; developing custom network management tools using standard open source tools such as ucd-snmp (net-snmp) and Perl SNMP modules; Light experience with several other enterprise-level network monitoring packages such as HP OpenView, IBM NetView, Cisco CiscoWorks, and Foundry IronWorks.

Computer and Network Security:
       Extensive experience with standard UNIX system security procedures and packages such as tcp_wrappers, iptables, ssh and tripwire, assisting users with privacy and confidential information security; decent experience with security monitoring packages (SATAN, NESSUS, crack). Author of informal "HOWTO: set up ssh keys" at

Programming Languages:
       Extensive experience with Perl, C/Bourne/Bourne Again shell scripting languages, and compiling and installing C source packages. Decent experience with Pascal, BASIC, PHP 3, C, C++.

Database development:
Extensive experience with SQL (using MySQL and PostgreSQL on Solaris and Linux), Perl DBI interface to MySQL and PostgreSQL; capable of designing and implementing a complex database solution with a web-based frontend and SQL database backend.

Web-based development:
       Extensive experience with CGI scripting (in Perl), HTML development, Apache 1.2-1.3.x and Netscape 3.0 Enterprise web server installation and management, working with content developers to get their materials on the WWW. Routinely set up and maintain multiple secure web servers with OpenSSL and Ben-SSL or mod_ssl. Decent experience with mod_perl CGI development.

Operating Systems:
       Extensive experience with UNIX (Solaris 2.5 and 7, SunOS 4.11, Linux 2.0 and up kernels, IRIX 5.1-6.2), Novell Netware 3.12 and 4.11, Windows (3.1, 95, 98), Mac System 7.01, MacOS 7.5-8.x, MS-DOS 3-6.22, AmigaDOS 2.1; Decent experience with Windows NT 4.0 server, 2000 and XP, FreeBSD 3.1; Light experience with AIX, HP-UX, VMS, Digital Unix, MacOS >=9 and OS X.

Employment History / Job Duties

Univ. of Georgia, Enterprise Information Technology Services, Systems Support Specialist IV and Project Coordinator, December 2000 - present
Configuration and maintenance of campus routers and load-balancers; development and maintenance of network monitoring systems; advising and assisting other campus network personnel with networking problems. Dealing with hardware and software vendors in finding solutions to complex networking problems. Management of 1 to 2 positions and technical lead on several projects involving many other technical staff members.

Univ. of Georgia, College of Education, Management Information Specialist, July 1999 - November 2000
       IA I duties (below) plus management of helpdesk and field service/repair staff (approx. 8 people); technology and infrastructure improvement planning and implementation.

Univ. of Georgia, College of Education, Information Analyst I, July 1998 - July 1999
       NSS IV duties (below) plus management of 2 assistants in NSS IV and NSS III positions; management of UNIX and Novell Netware servers and sensitive user data; design and implementation of web-based data storage and retrieval systems; oversight of network cabling and equipment infrastructure.

Univ. of Georgia, College of Education, Network Services Specialist IV, July 1996 - July 1998
       CSS II duties (below) plus administration of COE Novell Netware and UNIX servers for email, web, and file services; design and maintenance of server-based software packages; installation and maintenance of network cabling and equipment infrastructure; co-development and administration of Filemaker Pro server-based personnel/budget database.

Univ. of Georgia, College of Education, Computer Services Specialist II, July 1995 - July 1996
       Diagnosis and repair of all kinds of software and hardware problems for faculty/staff of entire COE, including installation of software, hardware upgrades and repairs, and network printing for Windows 3.1, 95, and Macintosh System 7.1 computers. Light Novell Netware server administration. Could handle just about any microcomputer problem.

Univ. of Georgia, College of Education, helpdesk worker, February 1995 - July 1995
       Helpdesk phone duty; small repairs of CSS II types above.

Univ. of Georgia, Evening Classes Division, 1990-1995
       Human Anatomy, Human Physiology lab course instructor.

Univ. of Georgia, Dept. of Zoology, 1989-1994
       Vertebrate Zoology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and beginning Biology lab course instructor.


University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 1989-1995, Ecology Ph.D. program. 120 hours completed.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. 1984-1989, B.S. in Biology, Chemistry and Zoology minors.

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