John Philcox is owner and director of Mobile Ventures Limited, a computer consultancy based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in the United Kingdom, specializing in Unix systems and networks. He has more than 20 years experience in IT, 15 of those with the Sun operating system and Solaris environments. He is a certified Solaris system administrator as well as a professional member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers and the Institute of Management of Information Systems. Philcox is also a member of Usenix and SAGE. He has worked in a number of large multivendor networks in both the public and private sectors of business.
John was the author of Solaris System Management, published by New Riders, and the technical editor on Solaris 2.6 Administrator Certification Guide Part II, Solaris 7 and 8 Administrator Certification Guides, Solaris 8 Security, and Inside Solaris 9, all with New Riders.