Jim Thompson is CTO of Netgate. Jim has held a variety of technology leadership and executive positions throughout the networking and security industry with particular experience in networking protocols (TCP/IP, Ethernet, 802.11, etc.); primary programming languages (C, assembly for PPC, ARM, MIPS, etc.); interrupt handling, concurrent execution, task synchronization; GNU tools (gcc, binutils, gdb, make, autoconf, CVS); security and cryptography (3DES, AES, RSA, DSA, DH, IPSec, OpenVPN); Unix/Linux/*BSD server and workstation setup and administration; TCP/IP network setup, administration, troubleshooting; Sendmail, BIND, Netfilter/iptables/pf firewall configuration; and Linux/FreeBSD ports to new hardware.
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