David Horton

Senior Technical Consultant

Career Highlights

Key Skills


From 1993 to present, he worked on SNMP agents and NMS systems for the management of ATM networks. Implementations have been based on ATM Forum and IETF derived standards such as RFC 1695/2515 (AToMMIB) and M3 interfaces as well as proprietary interfaces. The NMS systems included advanced prototypes using early releases of MPOA, NHRP and PNNI management in ATM. Some implementations were based on HPís OpenView network management platform with SNMP agent development based the use of CiTRís MIB Master SNMP toolkit. David is active in the IETF, and attends IETF meetings introducing RFCs jointly developed with NEC Japan.

David also architected and designed an ATM Forum M3 compliant CNM Proxy agent for interfacing a Customer Network Management System to an ATM network management system managing NEC Model 10 ATM switches.

In 1999, David was seconded to Astracon to work on IP-VPN network designs.

Prior to this he was involved as a project architect for the Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation's Fastpac Network Services implementing a network management system for the AOTC Fastpac 2 Mb/s service.

David also was involved in research into finding applications that would suit a massively-parallel supercomputer (MasPar) that had about 80 users throughout Australia. This computer was used for neural network and database research. David has also run training courses on this technology.

An earlier project was the A-Series SQL*Star product for the Australian Centre for Unisys Software (ACUS). This project involved porting Oracle products to the Unisys A Series platform to enable A Series systems to participate in SQL*Star networks. On this project David worked with a real-time system and large databases, and developed quality control methods.

Before joining CiTR, David was a software specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation in Brisbane and Melbourne, developing custom technical applications for customers. He was involved in tuning large databases, creating real-time applications, and generating quality control and test plans.

David also worked as a senior research assistant at universities in Melbourne and Brisbane. During his time at the universities David did statistical analysis. This was largely spectroscopic. During his time on the ACUS A Series SQL*Star project, he also performed statistical analysis on TCP/IP response time during product development.