Quiet Bird Consulting

Founded in July, 2002, Quiet Bird Consulting utilized over 25 years of technology design experience of its president, Dan Nessett. Dan’s skills covered all aspects of networking and distributed systems (except the physical layer). A detailed accounting of his technology work is found in his resume. His patents and publicationscatalog some of the original work he produced during his career. QuietBird Consulting is no longer an active enterprise. Dan decided toretire in 2004 in order to pursue personal interests (musicalcomposition and physics).

Some papers referenced in patents and publications are available here:

Commercially Viable Active Networking – this paper appeared in the January 2002 issue of Operating Systems Review.

Massively Distributed Systems – this paper appeared in the Proceedings of the 1999 Usenix Workshop on Embedded Systems.

Multilayer Firewall – this paper appeared in the Proceedings of the 1998 ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium.

802.11 Point-to-point Link in an Urban Environment – this report discusses a volunteer project undertaken by Dan Nessett at HCJB in Quito, Ecuador. The project investigated the use of off-the-shelf 802.11 equipment to implement a point-to-point link in an environment characterized by severe signal multi-path
and absorption. 

Dan's past positions