Category Archives: Networking

Linux network administrator questions

A pretty funny story - someone was offered a test of basic Linux questions for a junior network administrator position, and figured out that the best way to impress the future employer with good answers is to post the list on UbuntuForums. Good idea, right? That’s where all the Linux experts hang out. Unfortunately, that’s [...]

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Topics for networking interview

These questions were sent in from IBM. They discuss various telecom and networking topics.


Describe OSPF in your own words.
OSPF areas, the purpose of having each of them
Types of OSPF LSA, the purpose of each LSA type
What exact LSA type you can see in different areas
How OSPF establishes neighboor relation, what the stages are
If OSPF router [...]

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More than 200 CCNA questions

As system administrator, you type “debug ipx sap” and receive the following lines as part of the IOS response: type 0×4, “HELLO2″, 199.0002.0003.0006 (451), 2 hops type 0×4, “HELLO1″, 199.0002.0003.0008 (451), 2 hops What does “0×4″ signify?
* That is a Get Nearest Server response.
* That it is a General query.
* That it [...]

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Networking questions

What is a default gateway? - The exit-point from one network and entry-way into another network, often the router of the network.
How do you set a default route on an IOS Cisco router? - ip route x.x.x.x [where x.x.x.x represents the destination address]
What is the difference between a domain local group and [...]

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Windows sysadmin interview questions

What are the required components of Windows Server 2003 for installing Exchange 2003? - ASP.NET, SMTP, NNTP, W3SVC
What must be done to an AD forest before Exchange can be deployed? - Setup /forestprep
What Exchange process is responsible for communication with AD? - DSACCESS
What 3 types of domain controller does Exchange access? - Normal Domain Controller, [...]

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Windows sysadmin interview questions

What is Active Directory schema?
What are the domain functional level in Windows Server 2003?
What are the forest functional level in Windows Server 2003?
What is global catalog server?
How we can raise domain functional & forest functional level in Windows Server 2003?

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General Java Servlet questions

What is the servlet?
What are the JSP atrributes?
What is the need of super.init(config) in servlets?
How to know whether we have to use jsp or servlet in our project?
Can we call destroy() method on servlets from service method?
What is the Servlet Interface?

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Network developer interview questions

How does TCP handshake work?
How does SSL handshake work?
What is the difference between passive FTP and active FTP?
What is the difference between socket and session?

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Some PC and networking questions

Workers can not print from the printer, there user log on are correct and are allowed to print from that printer in active directory. How would you resolve this issue?
What is the difference between hub and switch?
Your hard drive is partitioned as follows: 8 gigs for OS drive C, 8 gigs for Hot Swappable dirve [...]

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Network engineer interview questions

User(s) are complaining of delays when using the network. What would you do?
What are some of the problems associated with operating a switched LAN?
Name some of the ways of combining TCP/IP traffic and SNA traffic over the same link.
What sort of cabling is suitable for Fast Ethernet protocols?
What is a Class D IP address?

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Windows Server and MS Exchange interview questions

What is DHCP? How we configure DHCP?
What are the ways to configure DNS & Zones?
What are the types of backup? Explain each?

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Network developer interview questions

What ports does FTP traffic travel over?
What ports does mail traffic utilize?
What ports do HTTP and HTTPS use?
Why is NTP required in an NFS network?

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