Linux Class Questions
Since Linux is an international operating system you can configure it to support a specific region. Discuss how you can configure its character set, keyboard layout, and date/time display formats for a specific region (or country) of your choice.
What default user accounts are created during installation? What are they for? What should you do with them? Explain in detail.
Compare Red Hat Package Manager vs Debian package Manager. How are they similar and how are the different?
The useradd utility is used to create user account but on some Linux distributions we also have adduser script to create users as well. Explain the differences between these two utilities to create user accounts on Linux distributions. Which one would you use ?
Discuss the steps required (including exact commands) to partition a disk using the fdisk utility.
Discuss USB capabilities you can configure in your Linux distribution
There are two methods of changing system time: date command and Network Time Protocol (NTP). Discuss the significant advantages using NTP has over manually setting time using date command
Explain the function of environment variables.
What is the purpose of shell aliases? Provide an example of a alias you may use.
Discuss in detail several effective local security practices to harden your Linux distribution
Discuss how you would configure your Linux distribution to perform name resolution using DNS.
As everyone knows Daylight Savings Time (DST) events second Sunday 2am in March and first Sunday 2am in November for the states that participate. What can you do to verify your Linux distribution won’t have any issues?
Discuss how you would use the lsof command. Provide some command examples