Network Operations Luminaries?

Steven M. Bellovin smb at
Fri Dec 7 20:05:54 UTC 2001

In message <200112071652.fB7GqDQ07020 at>, Fletcher E Kittredge writ
>On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 20:40:36 -0700 (MST)  Pete Kruckenberg wrote:
>> Who is/are the network operations equivalents of people like
>> Peter Drucker and Jack Welch--people who are looked at not
>> only has role models for operations success, but as
>> luminaries in the industry for having established and
>> educated the masses about best practices?
>My idiosyncratic, incomplete, personal list is:
>   Steve Bellovin

I appreciate the compliment, but I'm not an operations guy -- never was 
in the NOC sense, except for *tiny* networks, and for a fair number of 
years not even on security.  I hang out on NANOG so that I can learn 
from everyone else.

		--Steve Bellovin,
		Full text of "Firewalls" book now at

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