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LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification, Study Guide by Roderick W. Smith

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Assessment Test

  1. You want to temporarily stop the postfix server while you make some changes to its configuration. Which of the following commands, when typed by root, will do this on at least some distributions? (Choose all that apply.)

    A. stop postfix

    B. kill -9 postfix

    C. xinetd postfix stop

    D. /etc/rc.d/postfix stop

  2. How can you check for recent kernel messages related to the second Ethernet device (eth1) on a computer?

    A. Type cat /proc/sys/eth1/km.

    B. Type ifconfig eth1 --messages.

    C. Type dmesg | grep eth1.

    D. Type ifconfig eth1 show.

  3. What is the purpose of the initrd line in a GRUB configuration?

    A. It tells the kernel that the disk uses the Initial Reduced Disk format, a type of compression common on Linux and some FreeBSD systems.

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