NOC Personel Question (Possibly OT)

Donald Stahl don at
Thu Mar 15 15:13:41 UTC 2007

> 1) Expected to have above-average UNIX skills, above-average exposure to 
> DNS (understanding SOAs, must have familiarity with dig, etc.), 
> familiarity with HTTP (manual fetches/form queries, etc.), SSH and 
> and do not hire people who tote themselves as superior or "too proud to 
> work in a NOC".
Then these people should have the title System Administrator (or something 
similar). Just because they work in a "NOC" doesn't mean they have to have 
NOC-anything in their title.

But for the type of NOC most people are describing- NOC-anything would be 
fine- it really doesn't matter. Some of those NOC people (The ones that 
want to learn) will move on to become SA's or NA's or whatever. Others 
will not, or do not want to, learn anything and will never move out of the 


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