Hi. I'm Alan Cox, Open Source advocate, Linux advocate, and primary coder for Linux's TCP/IP stack. I hope I'm welcome in the Slashdot forums, as til this point, I've been a totally arrogant, antisocial bastard to the community which barely pays for my lifestyle.
In regards to the TCP/IP stack in Linux and my arrogant attitude, I must apologize: as you all already knew, and I just recently admitted to myself, FreeBSD's TCP/IP stack is far superior to Linux's, and to top it off, Microsoft has proven many a time that even the TCP/IP code found in Windows NT functions better than the drivel I have generated myself.
Boy, what a humbler that is! It was like Eric Raymond and Richard Stallman yelling at me on my own front porch (well it's not really my front porch, it's the landlady's, in front of my one-bed, half-bathroom hovel, but you get the point)!
I'd also like to say, in regards to those who read and post in Slashdot's forums, I am sure I will be seeing “Alan Cox.” (note the period), “Alien Cox,” “Alan Cocks,” “Alan Coox,” and the like. Please, please, please, for those of you who take Slashdot posting seriously (as I do now, amen!) do not let these crank posters (heretofore to be called “trolls”) ruin CmdrTaco's bountiful Slashdot experience!
Trolls take some delight in confusing the populace and causing disparity in the community. Take the time to learn the real from the fake, as I have; i.e., how I admitted to myself my TCP/IP stack for Linux actually sucks!