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Steve Hotz, Chief Scientist

Steve has over eleven publications and ten presentations to his credit, as well as several software distributions. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE InfoCom, ACM SigComm, GlobeComm, Networld+Interop and Supercomputing.

 

Patents

"A Distributed System and Method for Distributing User Requests to Replicated Network Servers", R. Joffe, S. Hotz, et al, Serial No. 06/032484, filed Dec. 9, 1996, pending.

"A Method and Network Interface Logic for Providing Embedded Checksums", G. Finn, S. Hotz, and C. Rogers, Serial No. 08/600231, filed Feb. 12, 1996, granted Oct. 10, 1998.

 

Publications

"The X-Bone" (overview of virtual network provisioning system), J. Touch and S. Hotz, submitted to the Third Global Internet Conference to be held with Globecom `98, May 1998.

"VISA: Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter", R. Van Meter, S. Hotz and G. Finn, submitted to International Symposium on Computer Architecture, April 1998.

"Internet Protocols for Network Attached Peripherals", S. Hotz, R. Van Meter, and G. Finn, 6th IEEE/NASA Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, March 1998.

"Task Force on Network Storage Architecture: Internet-Attached Storage Devices", R. Van Meter, S. Hotz, and G. Finn, Proc. 30th International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, Jan. 1997.

"Derived Virtual Devices: A Secure Distributed Filesystem Mechanism", R. Van Meter, S. Hotz, and G. Finn, NASA/Goddard Conf. on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, College Park, MD, 9/96.

"The Impact of a Zero-Scan Internet Checksumming Mechanism", G. Finn, S. Hotz, and R. Van Meter, ACM SigComm, Computer Communications Review, Oct. 1996.

"Incremental Transfer and Fast Convergence in the DNS", A. Kumar, S. Hotz and J. Postel, draft Internet Report, USC/ISI, Dec. 1993.

"Constraints on Forming Clusters with Link-State Hop-by-Hop Routing", Y. Rekhter, S. Hotz, and D. Estrin, USC Computer Science Dept. Technical Report CS-93-536, March 1993.

"IDRP Policy Configuration Specification", S. Hotz and Y. Rekhter, IBM Research Report RC-18525, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Nov. 1992; also incorporated as annex L to the ISO IDRP International Standard, ISO/IEC 10747.

"Scalable Inter-Domain Routing Architecture", D. Estrin, Y. Rekhter and S. Hotz, Proceedings of ACM SigComm, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 1992.

"A Unified Approach to Inter-Domain Routing", D. Estrin, Y. Rekhter and S. Hotz, Internet RFC-1322, May 1992; also published as USC Technical Report CS-92-516.

 

Selected Presentations

"X-Bone System for Automatic Deployment of Overlay Networks", S. Hotz and J. Touch, Next Generation Internet Principle Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC, Oct. 27, 1998.

"LSAM Proxy Routing Hierarchy", S. Hotz, USC/ISI Networking Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA, June 25, 1998.

"Advanced Domain Name System Workshop", Los Nettos Regional Network Class, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 21, 1996.

"Domain Name System Introduction and Tutorial", Los Nettos Regional Network Class, Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1996.

"A Zero-Pass Mechanism for Embedded IP Checksumming", USC/ISI Networking Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA, March 21, 1996.

"Information Organization for Map-Based Route Computation", ARPA HPCC Workshop, Portland, OR, Dec. 15, 1993.

"A Scalable Inter-Domain Routing Architecture", ACM SigComm, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 25, 1992.

"A Comparison of Inter-Domain Routing Protocols", USC/ISI Networking Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA, April 25, 1991.

"Policy Routing", USC/ISI Networking Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA, July 20, 1989.

"Architecture and Operating System Support for Networking Protocols", USC/ISI Networking Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA, Spring 1989.

 

Software Distributions

LSAM Proxy Cache, Version 1.0, USC/ISI, J. Touch, et. al, Aug. 20, 1998.

ntg - Network Topology Generator, a program to generate large (100000+ node) network topology configurations with specified criteria for network simulations, distribution in preparation.

lresolv.pl - Perl DNS resolver library, beta 1.0, USC/ISI, Keyur Patel and Steve Hotz, Aug. 1996.

pDiG - Perl DiG, DNS query tool, beta 1.0, USC/ISI, Keyur Patel and Steve Hotz, July 1996.

Doc - DNS configuration diagnostic tool, vers. 2.0, USC/ISI, Steve Hotz and Paul Mockapetris, Oct. 1990.

DiG - Domain Name System query tool, vers. 2.0, USC/ISI, Steve Hotz and Paul Mockapetris, Sep. 1990.

 

Professional Activities

Reviewer for technical conferences and publications: IEEE InfoComm (several years), ACM SigComm (several years), IEEE Select Areas in Communications (1998), GlobeCom (1998), Networld+Interop (1998), SuperComputing (1997).

Member IEEE, USENIX, and ACM (SigComm, SigOps).

 

Awards/Fellowships

ARPA Graduate Research Fellowship, June 1993; award renewed June 1994.

USC Dept. of Computer Science - New Student Fellowship, Sep. 1987; award renewed Sep. 1988.

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