Unit-wise questions - Network and System Administration

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101 questions

1a) Compare OSI with TCP/ IP. 

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b) Explain the routing algorithm with example.

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1. a) Differentiate between windows and Linux Networking system.

    b) What are the major difference between switching and routing? Explain

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1. a) Explain the protocol standards with example.

    b) What do you mean by Routing? Explain with example.

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1. a) Explain the TCP/IP and its application. What do you mean by Routing?

    b) Explain the process of linux client/server installation.

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1. [a] What do you mean by Networking Protocols? Compare TCP/IP with OSI Reference Model.[3+3]

[b] How many ways a Linux client acquire IPv4 address? Explain.[6]

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1.a) Explain the protocol standard. Differentiate between OSI and TCP/IP.

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1. a) Explain the OSI reference model.

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1. a) Explain the OSI network layer functionalities and compare it with TCP/IP layer.

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1. a) Explain the Reference Model.

    b) What do you mean by switching and routing? Explain the routing algorithm.

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1. a) How do you convince that packet switching is better than circuit switching? List the functionality of IP layer and Host to network layer under TCP/IP framework.

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2a) Explain the process of linux client/server installation process.

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2. a) Explain the job scheduling with crontab.

    b) Differentiate between Linux and windows firewall configuration.

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2. a) Explain the process of online sever upgrade.

    b) Explain steps of server and client installation.

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2. a) Explain the quota management in UNIX system.

    b) How to use network troubleshooting commands? Explain.

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2. [a] Explain the Linux booting process with server installation steps.[6]

[b] What are the usage and importance of cron, anacron and at? Explain the steps to configure and enable system logging in Linux.[3+3]


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1b) Explain Routing and its applications.

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b) Explain the File systems and Quota management. 

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b) How do you create and manipulate accounts in Linux? Explain with example.

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2. a) Explain the job scheduling with cron.

    b) Explain the network interface configuration.

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b) What are the difference between client and server? How do you perform portioning of Disk while installing Linux client?

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b) Explain the managing accounts in server administrations.

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3. a) Explian the steps of DHCP server  configuration.

    b) What do you mean by DNS zone transfers? Explain.

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3. a) Explain the network interface configuration.

    b) Explain the DHCP server configuration.

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3. a) How can you configure the DHCP server? Explain.

    b) Differentiate between DNS zone transfers and DNS delegation.

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3. [a] What is NATng? Describe iptables configuration for NATng in Linux with example. [3+3]

[b] Explain with principle the DHCP server and client communication process. [6]


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2.a) Explain the linux client/server installation process.

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2. a) How can you configure the windows firewalls system?

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2. a) What is xinetd? How does it differ from inetd?

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3. a) How can you diagnose network startup problem? Explain.

    b) How can you use network troubleshooting command? Explain.

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2. a) How do you create Corn job in Linux? Explain with example.

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3a) Differentiate between IPV4 and IPV6 addressing.

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4. a) Explain the proxy caching server configuration.

    b) Explain the HTTP Server configuration.

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4. a) How can you secure the DNS server? Explain.

    b) Explain the DNS principle and operations.

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4. a) How can you configure the proxy server? Explain.

    b) What is virtual hosting? Explain the HTTP caching.

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4. [a] Explain how cashing-only name server works? What is the difference between iterative and recursive approach of DNS queries.[3+3]

[b] What is HTTP? Explain the steps to configure HTTP-APACHE server for Linuxvirtual hosting of the website www.tu.edu.np. [1+5]

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2b) Explain system management with partition creation and deletion.

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b) Explain the DHCP principle and applications.

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b) What is SeLinux? How do you configure firewall in Linux? Explain.

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4. a) Differentiate between IPV4 and IPV6 addressing.

    b) Explain the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) principle.

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b) How do you identify that MySQL process is running on Linux? Discuss the steps to backup all the tables of mysql database name ‘StudentDB’.

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b) Explain the process to use network troubleshooting commands.

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5. a) Explain the FTP principles with example.

    b) What are the process of SAMBA configuration? Explain.

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5. a) What do you mean by virtual hosting? Explain with example.

    b) Explain the proxy-Authentication Mechanisms.

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5. a) Define the SAMBA. Explain the process of SAMBA with SAMBA-SWAT.

    b) What do you mean by FTP? Why is FTP used?

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5. [a] What is SAMBA? How do you administer SAMBA with SAMBA-SWAT? Compare SAMBA with NFS. [2+4]

[b] Define the term MUA, MTA, MDA and MAA with protocol example. What do you mean by SMTP relay? [4+2]


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3.a) Explain the firewall configuration in windows.

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3. a) What do you mean by DNS delegation? Explain.

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3. a) How does of client machine get IP address via DHCP lease? Explain.

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5. a) What do you mean by primary and slave name server? Explain.

    b) Explain the DNS and its principles.

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3.a) What is difference between IPV4 and IPV6 in terms of router processing?

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4a) How can you configure DHCP server? Explain the process.

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6. a) What do u mean by SPAM? Explain the steps of SPAM filtering.

    b) Explain the process of mail server configuration.

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6. a) Explain the NFS client configuration with example.

    b) Explain the process of CUPS configuration.

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6. a) Explain the SMTP relaying principles.

    b) How can you control the SPAM in mail server? Explain.

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6. [a] What are the features of webmin? How do you maintain the security while remote administrating of the Linux server. [2+4]

[b] Differentiate between routed and routing protocol. Explain the process of DR/BDR election process in OSPF routing. [2+4]


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3b) What do you mean by IPV6 addressing? Explain with example.

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b) Explain about Virtual Hosting Methods.

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b) Why do we need slave name server? How does primary and slave server communicate with each other?

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6. a) What do you mean by primary and slave name server? Explain.

    b) Explain the DNS and its principles.

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 b) What do you mean by DHCP lease? How DHCP relay works? Explain.

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b) Explain the process of DHCP troubleshooting.

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

    a. TCP|IP

    b. DNS Delegation

    c. Proxy ACL

    d. IMAP principles

    e. Team Viewer

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

   a. MySQL

   b. IPv6

   c. HTTP caching

   d. SCP

   e. SPAM control

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

   a. MySQL

   b. ICP wrappers

   c. DNS Cache

   d. IMAP

   e. SCP

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7. Write short Motes on (Any Three) [4+4+4]

[a] Cashing Only Name Server

[b] Proxy-ACL

[c] NFS Client Configuration

[d] SSH Configuration Basics

[e] Properties and features of IMAP server

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4.a) Define DHCP. Explain the DHCP server configuration.

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4. a) Explain the process of CUPS configuration process.

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7. a) Explain the configuration process of HTTP server.

    b) Explain the proxy-authentication mechanisms.

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 4. a) What are the difference types of DNS queries? How does DNS zone transfer occur?

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5a) Explain about DNS principles and operations.

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4b) Explain the DNS principles and operations.

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b) How can you manage the mail domain administration?

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4. a) What is FQDN? How does DNS delegation work? Explain.

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b) Discuss Name based and IP based virtual hosting with example

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b) What do you mean by caching only name server?

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5.a) How can you configure the HTTP server? Explain.

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5. a) How can you process of SAMBA with SAMBA – SWAT? Explain.

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b) Explain NFS operation with its architecture.

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 5. a) What is ACL? How do you apply Proxy Authentication with RADIUS? Explain.

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6a) Explain the process of proxy caching server configuration.

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5b) Explain the proxy caching server configuration.

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b) How can you control SPAM in the mail server? 

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5. a) What is proxy? How does HTTP proxy work?

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 b) What are the features of SAMBA-SWAT? Discuss the NFS operation basics.

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b) How can you configure NFS? Explain.

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6.a) Explain the process of NFS and NFS client configuration.

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6. a) Explain about SMTP relaying principles.

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 b) How do you configure HTTP server? Explain the main configuration steps.

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6. a) what are the different mail agents and their functions?

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7a) What do you mean by SPAM control and filtering? Explain.

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6b) What do you mean by SAMBA SWAT? Explain the FTP principles.

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b) Explain about POP and IMAP principle. 

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6. a) How do you share files between Linux and Windows Machine? Explain

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 b) How does SMTP relay work? Explain 

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b) What is dynamic routing? How is it different from static routing? Explain.

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

a. Proxy ACL

b. CUPS configuration

c. RAID

d. Static and Dynamic Routing

e. SPAM control

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7) Write short notes on (any three):

a) HTTP caching

b) FTP server

c) Telnet

d) SSP

e) SCP

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 b) Explain and compare the features with respect to its complexity between postfix and exchange.

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

a) Disk quota management in Linux

b) DNS Cache

c) Operations of Interior Routing Protocol

d) SCP

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7. Write short notes on (any three):

a) SPAM filtering

b) SSH configuration

c) FTP communication

d) Webmin configuration and its features

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