Donald A. Ball Jr.

207 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Computer-related work experience

User support, Department of Psychology, 3/93 - 8/94

Web consultant, Daily Tar Heel, 8/94 - 2/95

LAN Administrator, Office of Information Systems, 8/94 - 7/95

System Administrator, SunSITE UNC-CH, 7/95 - present

Computer-related school experience

I am currently a part-time student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My major is Mathematical Sciences, with a Computer Science emphasis. Next year (1995-1996) will be my sixth year as an undergraduate here, and I plan to be finished by the end of 1996.

MATH 33 - Calculus of functions of several variables

MATH 81 - Discrete mathematics

MATH 83 - Linear algebra and differential equations

MATH 121 - Advanced calculus

MATH 147 - Matrix theory

MATH 155 - Chaos and dynamical systems

MATH 157 - Advanced topics in matrix theory

MATH 166 - Introduction to numerical analysis

COMP 114 - Systematic programming

COMP 121 - Data structures

COMP 190 - Topics in computer science (computer graphics)

DRAM 168 - Lighting design

Operating systems

In addition to a large amount of experience with Windows and Mac workstations, I have installed the Linux operating system on four different x86 machines, and installed Solaris 2.4 on a SPARCstation 2 for use as an multicast router.

I have worked with or am currently working with Solaris versions 2.4, 2.5 beta, and 2.5FCS on a variety of Sun Sparc machines, including the SparcServer 1000 and 1000E. I am also assisting in the beta test of an UltraSparc server. I am very comfortable with several different flavors of Linux, notably the Slackware and Red Hat distributions.

MS-DOS, MS Windows 3.x

Macintosh System 6.0.7, 7.x

Linux 1.0 - 1.3

Solaris 2.3 - 2.5


Novell NetWare 3.11, 3.12

Programming languages

I am coauthoring a book for Ventana Press on the Java programming language, developed by Sun Microsystems.


Perl 4 & 5

C, C++

sh, csh, ksh






Appletalk Phase 2


NetWare related software packages

MHS/C2 (NetWare mail handling)

DaVinci Email 3.0

ARCServe 5.0

PowerChute Plus

Lan WorkPlace/Lan WorkGroup 4.2

LANalyzer for Windows

Lotus Notes

OnTime for Windows

Unix related software packages

CERN HTTPD, NCSA HTTPD, Netscape Communications server

Washington University's FTPd

Caldera Network Desktop (NetWare client for Linux)

Listproc v7, Sendmail, deliver, smail, procmail, mailagent

Persistence of Vision 2.0

MBONE/IP multicasting

Solstice (Online) Disksuite 4.0

Solstice (Legato) Networker Backup Utility


Wais, fwais, harvest