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Chuck Anderson

I've been an avid user and contributor to Fedora and Red Hat Linux before that since about 1997 or so. I've packaged software in the past (Charles R. Anderson's RPM packages for DHCP) and contributed to the Fedora Legacy project during its lifetime. My main interests are QA, testing, bug reporting, and packaging, helping to make Fedora and Linux as a whole the best operating system out there.

For my day job, I am the Network Architect at Northeastern University. Previously, I worked as a Network Engineer and Network Architect at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where I used Fedora for our internal systems and services provided to the network. I also do a lot of testing of network equipment, with my primary interests being IPv6 deployment and IP multicast, so naturally I'm interested in these topics in Fedora too.


Activities within Fedora

  • QA testing.
  • Bug reporting, triaging, and occasional fixing.
  • Submitted the following packages to Fedora:
    • Judy: General purpose dynamic array library
    • miredo: Tunneling of IPv6 over UDP through NATs
    • msed and sedutil: Tools to manage the activation and use of self encrypting drives
    • ocp: Open Cubic Player for MOD/S3M/XM/IT/SID/MIDI music files
  • Currently maintaining/co-maintaining the following packages:
    • flac123: Command-line program for playing FLAC audio files
    • fping: Scriptable, parallelized ping-like utility
    • koules: Action game with multiplayer, network and sound support
    • kpcli: A command line interface to KeePass database files
    • lsyncd: File change monitoring and synchronization daemon
    • fxload and midisport-firmware: Firmware for the M-Audio/Midiman USB MIDI and Audio devices
    • ocp: Open Cubic Player for MOD/S3M/XM/IT/SID/MIDI music files
    • several perl modules
    • rancid: Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ
    • rdesktop: X client for remote desktop into Windows Terminal Server
    • renrot: A program to rename and rotate files according to EXIF tags
    • smokeping: Latency Logging and Graphing System
  • What I'm currently working on:
    • Testing new Fedora releases
    • Maintaining packages
  • Other packages of interest I may submit soon or be interested in (co-)maintaining:
    • eNMS: An enterprise-grade vendor-agnostic network automation platform
    • NetBox and/or Nautobot: an extensible and flexible Network Source of Truth and Network Automation Platform
    • ostinato: Packet/Traffic Generator and Analyzer
    • nagstamon: Nagios status monitor for the desktop
    • sendpage: listen for pages via SNPP, and send pages via modem
    • LANdb: Network cabling patch panel database
    • xboing: A Breakout style X Window System based game
    • nosefart: Player for Nintendo 8-bit NSF sound files
    • bb: ASCII-art demo based on AAlib
    • kegs and/or gsplus: The Apple IIgs emulator