Mail: psimerda AT redhat DOT com, pavlix AT pavlix DOT net
Jabber: pavlix AT pavlix DOT net
IRC Freenode: pavlix (#nm and a couple of other channels)
Phone: +420 775 996 256
Timezone: Europe/Prague (CET), sometimes available through later hours
After learning a bit of programming, I was attracted by the networking world. I got from petty Pascal/C++ projects through web development using ugly PHP and later Python, to a freelancing work with most of the projects in server administration, network equipment configuration and a bit of programming. Most people in the business know me from my conference talks and articles.
One of my conference talk brought me an offer from Red Hat, which I joined in May 2012 to work on NetworkManager. I was already a Fedora user and package maintainer at that time. Since August 2013 I'm no longer working as a regular NetworkManager developer (staying an upstream contributor, though). Even before that I tried to put my hands on a number of other projects via bug reports, tests and code. I'm also interested in various network-related standards and especially bugs and bad assumptions in IETF documents.
- Networking – A starting point for information related to networking.
- Tools/NetworkManager – NetworkManager information page.
Contributions are welcome.
- aiccu (IPv6 tunneling client)
- radvd (taken over from Petr Písař)
Help with specific features or integration issues welcome.
(I haven't touched any of them, yet, as of August 2013.)
- Building on any distribution
- Virtual device support (bridging/bonding, with others)
- Valgrind and code coverage support for tests
- Separate platform interaction module (nm-platform, with Dan Winship)
- Refactored NetworkManager's bridging/bonding/vlan configuration
- Refactored NetworkManager's IPv4/IPv6 configuration
- Userspace IPv6 autoconfiguration (nm-rdisc/libndp, with Jiří Pírko)
- Getting IPv6 autoconf features on par with IPv4
- Avoiding loads of kernel IPv6 bugs and design flaws
- Runtime (non-persistent) configuration support (with Dan Winship and Dan Williams)
- A lot of bug triaging
- Missing for IPv6 link-local addresses.
- IPv6 disabled by default.
- Problems with duplicates in discovery.
- The getaddrinfo() support is very complicated while not giving correct results in many cases.
- Network configuration is a real pain.
- Kernel IPv6 autoconfiguration is only designed for trivial use cases and is very buggy.
- Most of the advanced stuff is very buggy.
- Gnome 3 – Seeking something more mature and stable
- Gnome Terminal
- Evolution (for IMAP/SMTP mail) – Seeking something more mature and stable
- Empathy/Telepathy (for jabber and IRC) – Seeking something more mature and stable
- make, autotools