Interview questions for Linux admin

Interview questions for Linux admin

Advantages/disadvantages of script vs compiled program.

Name a replacement for PHP/Perl/MySQL/Linux/Apache and show main differences.

Why have you choosen such a combination of products?

Differences between two last MySQL versions. Which one would you choose and when/why?

Main differences between Apache 1.x and 2.x. Why is 2.x not so popular? Which one would you choose and when/why?

Which Linux distros do you have experience with?

Which distro you prefer? Why?

Which tool would you use to update Debian / Slackware / RedHat / Mandrake / SuSE ?

You’re asked to write an Apache module. What would you do?

Which tool do you prefer for Apache log reports?

Your portfolio. (even a PHP guest book may work well)

What does ‘route’ command do?

Differences between ipchains and iptables.

What’s eth0, ppp0, wlan0, ttyS0, etc.

What are different directories in / for?

Partitioning scheme for new webserver. Why?

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