Riccardo runs BSD

My first PC was a pentium two and my father bought it because I always use to open his office laptop connected with it embedded 56k modem to the Internet. I was a curious adolescent with radioham background, CB and SSB. Cycling to the top of a mountain with a motorbike battery, a discone like antenna and a President Jackson. Connecting to Russia and China and using an invented ID. 1 Alfa Tango 13 01. 1AT1301.

A friend of mine, Mauro, was child of a hardware hacker, in his house he starts to let me see his oscilloscope and working table with P1 and P2 processors and various ISA boards. I just started dreaming about IT. Mauro was a wannabe hacker. And I don’t know because my ignorance and he was jealous about his secret. So my father accept to buy me a desktop system from Intel, he was very restrictive with his son buy me something was not at the order of the day. I remember the US robotics 56k modem. And his RJ11 port. I remember the sound of this device connecting to the network of networks, a slow Internet full of incredible content for a curious mind. The mine.

The operating system was a Windows 98 full of bugs. Mauro own my desktop in a couple of weeks with a BIOS virus. So I start to hack. There was a game, IRCNet war, takeover, stacheldraht, eggdrop, psybnc, shell, 7350 team, smurf and so on. This is how I start to play with Unix, illegal hacking in the ninety.

Unset histfile was my preferred command. We found a crew in IRCNet. We started a shell provider and started to sell bouncer to the IRC network. We were a tester of IPv6 with 3ff3 class. We started learning apache, freebsd, polling, kernel hacking, networking, user administration, ipsec, bind, and so on. Slowly I joined Unix and networking community. BSD was my fun, Linux my desktop. BSD was my server, Linux my workstation. I was a collector of old fashioned hardware buying it in an old style ebay, chilling with an old style view version of the site. Sparc 20 was my joy and obviously NetBSD that “of course it runs”.

Joined the University but haven’t graduated and started to work as a an independent professional with Unix and web applications. The new year bug passed from six years and in the next ten years I went to live to Spain where I started to work and play with IP over wireless. Mikrotik, ubiquiti, OpenWRT was my daily work and passion. I started to work as the head of the technical department of a ES wireless equipment manufacturer.

My name is famous nowadays in South America and Spain as a professional wireless and wimax technician. Famous in Cuba with government and in Nicaragua with Army. Bringing Internet where others could not. Cisco is also another passion of mine. L2 L3 switching, dynamic routing protocols interior and exterior, M/VPLS and so on. Firewalling and deep inspection protocols are also my daily bread.

Later I’ve found a wireless internet service provider leading the Catalan market in four years with more that four thousands customers and three hundreds bug accounts. Then studied for two years magnetic wireless networks. I’ve amplified my knowledge about software defined radio, ELF and hand manufacturer antennas. My two news projects are Telecom Lobby where I want to public full disclosure technology about neural control and redama.es my new ISP. All OpenBSD based.

14 Apr 2020

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