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Old 10-03-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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few questions?

my friend was raising these questions,
being a new bie i could not answer for this,
can anybody help me

In setting up a Linux server where speed is important, which one of the following items can be ignored in improving the server's performance?

1. Drive(s) type (IDE, EIDE, SCSI, etc.)
2. Video RAM
3. CPU
4. System RAM
5. Cache size

Which one of the following is a mail transport agent?
1. mailx
2. mutt
3. Elm
4. procmail
5. Pine

Which choice identifies the licensing scheme which is generally considered to have the most strict terms?
1. Artistic License
2. Library General Public License (LGPL)
3. General Public License (GPL)
4. Liberal General Public License (LGPL)
5. BSD License

Which file holds the kernel configuration information containing selected options to be compiled in to the kernel?
1. Kernel_config
2. configure
3. .config
4. Makefile
5. kernel

An inexperienced systems administrator wishes to allow users to run a program owned by root. She creates a SUID-to-root shell script to accomplish this, but it does not solve the problem.
What is WRONG with the scenario described above?
1. The shell script did not export necessary environment variables.
2. She forgot to set the "sticky bit".
3. Linux does not observe the SUID bit on shell scripts.
4. Linux requires such scripts to also be SGID-to-root.
5. Her script used /bin/sh, but for this to work, /bin/tcsh is required

After compiling and installing a new kernel, you get an error message during boot that the kernel cannot mount your root filesystem.
What is a probable cause for the problem described above?
1. The sound card is incorrect for your system.
2. The version of GCC used to compile the kernel was not correct.
3. You did not run lilo after compiling.
4. The root disk controller is not compiled into the kernel.
5. The file is invalid

Which one of the following allows the largest number of TCP ports that can be used simultaneously?
1. echo 12000 26000 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
2. echo 1024 25000 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
3. echo 1024 2048 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
4. echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_rfc1337
5. echo 15000 24000 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
Old 10-03-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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Hmmm... why do these questions look like they've been lifted straight out of a test? I do not disbelieve that your friend would ask you such questions, but I doubt that s/he would give you an inquisition of multiple choice questions!

Come on! If this is an attempt to get us to answer your homework/test questions, then you may be out of luck. Although, pointing you in the right direction for the answers (ie where to look) may be forthcoming.

For questions 4 and 6, check out the Kernel howto on
Old 10-03-2003, 08:35 AM   #3
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Yes thymox

he is plng to take some exams, thou im a very new to this linux platfrm, i think i will post the same here.

thanks for the info man



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