| About the Authors |
Gerald (Jerry) Carter received his master's degree in computer science from Auburn University, where he continues to pursue his Ph.D. His involvement with Unix systems and network administration of Unix began in 1995, and he has been a member of the Samba development team since 1998. Jerry currently works for Hewlett-Packard, working on embedded printing appliances. He has published articles with various web-based magazines and teaches instructional courses as a consultant for several companies and conferences.
Jay Ts is a system administrator and programmer with many years of experience working with several versions of Unix and other operating systems. Nowadays, he works as an independent consultant out of his home in Sedona, Arizona.
Robert Eckstein has worked with Java since its first release. In a previous life, he was an editor for O'Reilly Media, Inc. and a programmer for Motorola's cellular technology division. He has authored, co-authored, or edited a number of books, including Java Swing, Java Enterprise Best Practices, Using Samba, XML Pocket Reference, and Webmaster in a Nutshell. In his spare time, he has been known to tinker with filmmaking and digital photography, as well as collect vintage video game consoles. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Michelle, his children, Lauren and Nathan, and their talking dog, Ginger.