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Old 06-27-2011, 03:32 AM   #1
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Please answer these two interview questions


Hello Friends
I face these two question tomorrow in my interview . I was unable to answer these question
1) How many male server may resides in a domain.
2) what is the region if following command
dig www.example.com
return more than one A record .
Please answer
It was a interview for linux system administrator .
Thanks
Rahul Sharma
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:23 AM   #2
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Hello,

You should prepare yourself by searching the internet for answers to things you don't know or even by trial and error. If you're applying for a job as a Linux System Administrator, knowing up front what they'll ask you, you should spend time researching every possible subject to the fullest extent. If we provide you answers to questions they will ask you in an interview, you'd be only lying to yourself. If the interviewer is any good, after you answer the first question (provided someone gives you an answer), he'll go deeper into the subject and you'll fail at the next question.

My advice to you is to be honest about your knowledge, don't try to answer questions you don't know the answer to, but say up front that you don't know it. A job interview as I understand it, is only to form an opinion of 'available' knowledge. A good job interview at a professional level keeps on going until the interviewer has no more questions (which would be pretty awesome if the interviewer is prepared) or the candidate has no more answers, which only will indicate the level of knowledge the candidate has at that moment.

Believe me, the answers to both questions can easily be found using Google.

Good luck with your interview.

Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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Believe me, the answers to both questions can easily be found using Google.
Maybe ... but I would be impressed to see the answer to the first question .... lol
 
Old 06-27-2011, 07:18 AM   #4
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Maybe ... but I would be impressed to see the answer to the first question .... lol
Google usually works surprisingly well despite that kind of spelling error.

But I tried it this time and got nothing useful. The top few links contained text showing exactly the right question was answered despite the spelling error. But there was not the usual "cached" link to pull exactly the contents google had seen, and the main link went in each case to a page on a totally unrelated topic.

Sometimes you need to fix the keyword spelling errors before using google.

If the OP doesn't know which keyword was mispelled in the first post, stop try to apply for that kind of job
 
Old 06-27-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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You would be well advised to consider that "the ability to 'pass an exam'" is no substitute for real knowledge. It will not empower you to gain a job that you have not made yourself truly qualified to do ... no matter what the peddlers of those exams might say to the contrary.

Consider this analogy:

"You buy a book on carpentry at the bookstore and 'skim' it ... just enough, you think, to bullshit your way through an interview on the subject. Then, the worst possible thing happens: you pass the interview, you get the job, and now what?"

This point can't be emphasized enough: your reputation follows you forever.

My first job was this: tearing paper off a line-printer and shoving it through the appropriate slot in the wall. I didn't care, because it meant that I was inside that wall. ("Personal" computers would not be invented for another five years.) I kept my mouth as shut as I could manage, pretended that I never watched the operator's fingers when she was typing in a password, and tried to be as helpful as I could be while minimizing the number of stupid things I nevertheless did.

May I cordially suggest that, if you are referring to "male servers" (you sexist pig ...), you are tryin' much too hard to rise too fast, and you're gonna fall and you're gonna get hurt.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Where can I get a female server?
 
Old 06-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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Where can I get a female server?
Hooters restaraunt.

Applebees, Denny's, Outback...
 
Old 06-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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Maybe ... but I would be impressed to see the answer to the first question .... lol
Hi,

Since there can only be one alpha male in a pack, the answer is....

No kidding, I took for granted that the OP ment mail server.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 06-27-2011, 11:18 AM   #9
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This is the first time I've heard of an interview where you're told the questions in advance! I wonder how the OP got the list?
 
Old 06-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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This is the first time I've heard of an interview where you're told the questions in advance! I wonder how the OP got the list?
Nops, the OP is done with it already. Seems like he managed to screw things up while typing tomorrow in spite of yesterday, Hi Hi. He just needs to know the answer as he couldn't at the time of interview.

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I was unable to answer these question
1) How many male server may resides in a domain.
2) what is the region if following command
dig www.example.com
return more than one A record .
Please answer
It was a interview for linux system administrator .
 
  


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