Richard Petersen's Red Hat Linux quiz (Answer key)

Answer to question 1
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Answer to question 2
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-devicename, where devicename is the name of a particular device like ifcfg-eth0.
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Answer to question 3
An A6 rule
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Answer to question 4
Yes, an older less flexible one used called AAAA, and the current one, A6. Sometimes you have to mix both if one network is using the older one.
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Answer to question 5
Yes, you need to use a CUPS printer server, even if you are running a standalone system and using your printer locally. CUPS has replaced LPRng.
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Answer to question 6
The Grand Unified Boot loader, GRUB, has replaced LILO as the preferred boot manager.
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Answer to question 7
Yes and maybe. You can configure GRUB to make Windows think it is the first partition, even if it is not.
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Answer to question 8
Yes, use LVM (Logical Volume Management) to implement logical hard drives, separating management of physical partitions from logical memory access. Physical hard drives and partitions just become componenets of larger logical drives, to which you can swap and add physical drives transparently to users.
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Answer to question 9
Yes, use Linux software RAID configuration tools.
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Answer to question 10
i) No, you can use digital signatures to certify the authenticity of a non-encrypted message.
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Let us know how you did and suggest a topic for a future quiz! editor@searchenterpriselinux.com

This was first published in June 2004

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