Marc Herbert's public directory
You'll find here my resume (et aussi en
Besides this, you will find here only computer-related stuff which
you will surely find very boring if your geekness level is near
zero (actually even my resume is only computer-related).
As part of my research work I have investigated congestion and
flow control in TCP/IP networks.
Here you can read a hopefully pedagogic explanation of
how a TCP sender continuously adapts its throughput
to the available network capacity.
In this modest NoQ project, I tried to
demonstrate the feasibility of replacing in small IP networks the
above algorithm by an hop-by-hop flow control scheme called
Install linux without any removable
polycarbonate trees now!
I wrote a (world-famous!) document explaining how to install most Linux distributions
without any removable media (CD, floppy, USB-key etc.). Yes
you can do it, it's really easy. The trick is simply to
1. download the installer on your hard disk; 2. boot it
using your previous operating system 3. go on like
for a network install. Except you don't need to setup a boot
Linux kernel 2.6 on Debian woody
Scripts and patches
I try to be good citizen and contribute back some code or bugfixes
to the free software community.
A RIS to bibtex converter written in Perl.
A bugfix for x2x allowing it to work across
Some patches for ASK
Patches to backport up-to-date debian packages to the old
You can install the binary
package for this backport from the excellent http://www.backports.org/
A joke from Microsoft advertising department.
Zone française - French stuff
Il y a longtemps j'ai écrit quelques documents en français. Il
reste encore des choses valables dedans.
Une tentative pour décrypter les arguments
apocalyptiques des vendeurs d'antivirus.
Quelques conseils sur l'utilisation du mail
Une étude technique sur le nouveau "caractère" euro et les
polices de caractères.
Last modified: Sun May 15 19:23:29 CEST 2005