The site

As a system administrator, I constantly find myself writing documentation, howtos and tips ‘n tricks – often spread across multiple text files, Post-Its, notebooks and wikis. After more than 20 years in the field, I think it’s time to share some of the things I’ve learned throughout the years so others, who might look for solutions to the same things I’ve struggled with, can find help and salvation.

This site will also serve as a resource for me when I need to dig deep into the corners of my brain for long forgotten solutions to problems I’m facing in my daily work. It will also provide me with a place to rant about different aspects of system administration, servers, operating systems, software, hardware, monitoring, internet, programming and scripting, gadgets, IT security and other technology related things.

The author

My name is Espen Acklam Solberg and I live and work in Norway, where I was born and raised. After leaving college in 1999, I started working as a system administrator for a telecom company in Oslo, dealing with different flavors of Unix, Linux and BSD – mostly Solaris, Debian, Slackware and FreeBSD. For years I worked with typical ISP servers and services like mail servers, web servers, dns servers, news/usenet servers and database servers etc, and I consider myself as somewhat of an expert in that field. In addition, I have extensive experience in managing application servers for java, monitoring solutions and typical telecom services like SMS, MMS and WAP to mention a few.

If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

In the hope that this site will serve some useful purpose – Go ahead, make my kernel!