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Dmitry Butskoy

Email: [[MailTo(dmitry AT SPAMFREE butskoy DOT name)] Email: [[MailTo(buc AT SPAMFREE tu DOT neva DOT ru)]


I am a leading expert of the united dispatching control board of the power supply systems of the Northwest of Russia.

My sphere of activity - introduction of various Linux-technologies and monitoring of our Linux administrators. Specificity of our system - a plenty of servers of constant highest availability in some heterogeneous structure (both Linux and other OSes are used together).

Presence of skilled engineers and full duplicating allow us to use Fedora even on critical servers.

In Linux since 1996.
First patch for open-source in 1995 (gcc)
Using RedHat/Fedora since RH-5.0
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RH9 , RHEL5 )

In my work I use Linux desktop only (all the career). I still like the ancient unix ifaces (command line, curses, vi, mc) because my first workstation had only serial ttys :)

My additional work is a public support of a computer center of Saint-Petersburg state technical university (various Linux-solutions)

Primary author and upstream maintainer of

  • traceroute : New implementation of traceroute for Linux (RHEL and Fedora switched to)
  • phpwapmail : WAP-based e-mail client

Packages I maintain in Fedora

  • dvdisaster : CD/DVD media data loss/scratch/aging protection
  • enca : Character set analyzer and detector
  • freetds : Implementation of the TDS (Tabular DataStream) protocol
  • gnome-translate : GNOME interface to libtranslate -- Natural language translator
  • gtk-gnutella : GUI based Gnutella Client
  • ipxripd : IPX RIP/SAP daemon - routing for IPX networks
  • irda-utils : Utilities for infrared communication between devices
  • libtranslate : Natural language translation library
  • mail-notification : Status icon that informs you if you have new mail
  • makebootfat : Utility for creation bootable FAT disk
  • mod_auth_ntlm_winbind : NTLM authentication for the Apache web server using winbind daemon
  • nail : Enhanced implementation of the mailx command
  • newscache : Free cache server for USENET News
  • pam_ssh : PAM module for use with SSH keys and ssh-agent
  • php-extras : Additional PHP modules from the standard PHP distribution
  • phpldapadmin : Web-based tool for managing LDAP servers
  • phpwapmail : Web-based e-mail client
  • seamonkey : Web browser, e-mail, news, IRC client, HTML editor
  • traceroute : Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network
  • xawtv : TV applications for video4linux compliant devices


  • mailx : Enhanced implementation of the mailx command
  • zvbi : Raw VBI, Teletext and Closed Caption decoding library