About Theo

Theo is an experienced large network operator – and definitely a BOFH. He has 18 years experience administering core internet technologies like HTTP, HTTPS and DNS on Linux and FreeBSD platforms, and 12 years experience operating routed ISP networks from small thru province-wide including operating a satellite network. He has extensive experience running large IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack networks with OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.

Theo currently operates AS395089 (Hextet Systems), AS46280 (Broadband Communications North), AS394989 (Genes Telecom).

One does not simply configure EIGRP without 'no auto-summary'

Community Involvement

Being a strong advocate for BGP and what it can do, Theo is very involved with the Internet exchange community in Winnipeg. He currently sits on the board of the Manitoba Internet Exchange as well as participating in the MBIX Operations Team. In 2017 he co-founded MBNOG, the Manitoba Network Operators Group as a way of building a stronger community around Internet operators in Manitoba.

Markdown, Markdown, Markdown

Theo likes simplicity. Nice, simple things like Markdown. That is why this blog/website uses Hugo. Every part of this website (blog posts, pages, etc) are all generated from Markdown source pages and then baked to static HTML files and shipped over to two geo-diverse web servers. He also writes all his documentation in Markdown, and uses pandoc to generate other (HTML, PDF, Word, etc) formats as necessary using Makefiles.

Recipe Website


Press Coverage

RFC Acknowledgments