SineSurf hires former Ihug network manager

ISP newcomer SineSurf has hired one of the country's original system administrators.

One of New Zealand's original ISP system administrators has gone back to basics with a move to Ponsonby-based start-up SineSurf.

Craig Whitmore joined SineSurf less than a day after the abrupt resignation of the company's previous system administrator, Ross George. He had been national network manager of the Internet Group (Ihug) since October 1994 and, before that, sysadmin at ICONZ and its garageland predecessor, Status BBS. IRC users may be more familiar with Whitmore by his nickname, Lennon.

SineSurf spokesman Karl Stephens says that not only did Whitmore begin his new job on a Sunday, he solved a long-term routing problem at the company on the same day.

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