Winksmith Consulting


Linux and computing consultation on demand. My focus is on Linux related issues.

Have you wondered what the all Linux hype is all about? Are you tired of paying dearly for Microsoft or Apple products? There is a choice out there. The open source revolution software may be free, but perhaps you don't understand how to give it a try? Have you heard about Microsoft offering Ubuntu Linux with Windows-10 and are just curious about what it can do for you? Interested in setting up a web server? email server? Concerned about email privacy?

Mark Smith

I have been working professionally with Unix/Linux systems since 1981 and for fun before that. I have extensive experience in programming, enterprise systems, scripting, security, databases, system setup, quality assurance, catastrophic disaster and recovery, authentication/authorization systems, medical systems, performance, email/spam handling, web servers, small and large networks, and high speed networks.

I am an expert scripting programmer in perl and other languages.

I design systems from concept to conclusion and provide support at all avenues.

I have setup my home network on opposite of the globes and maintain a network presence in the USA.

I am originally from New York and Washington DC, but I currently have been setting roots into the Waikato area with my family. I contribute my time to the local community through working with schools, non-profit climbing clubs, and as a St John ambulance officer.


Linux based expertise is offered on an hourly basis or other negotiated means. I'll travel to you and help solve your computer related problems.


For ad-hoc work, you can pay direct deposit or cash. Otherwise by arrangement.


Mark Smith
M: +64 21 418 694