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Chapter Quiz #6

1. DNS startup information is stored in 1 of 3 possible locations. Which option is NOT one of them?

a. In a BIND-style file.
b. In the registry.
c. In the registry and AD.
d. In the DNSBM-zone.

2. What would cause losing the Forward and Root Hints tabs in DNS 5.0?

a. Your server thinks it is the root server and has a "." zone.
b. The DNS Management MMC snap-in is corrupt.
c. The TCP/IP stack failed to initiatilize and needs to be restarted.
d. LocalNetPriority is running instead of a DNS round robin resolution.

3. Can DNS be configured to use a WINS server?

a. No.
b. Yes, but only if you ask really nicely and bring chocolate.
c. Yes, as long as the host is an FQDN.
d. Yes, on Windows 2000 but not on Windows XP.

4. If you're using a static, legacy DNS server on Windows 2000, you may get artificial "errors". Which is NOT a typical error?

a. Cannot locate host
b. Dnsapi
c. Sent update to server
d. Failed to register network adapter with settings

5. The command-line tool DNSCMD.EXE can be found...

a. As part of the MS Maintenance Tools collection.
b. In the Windows XP Toolkit CD.
c. On the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.
d. In SP 2 and up, but not before.

6. What is the likely reason a valid domain may fail DNS resolution on Windows NT?

a. You're using the Windows 2000/XP DNS service.
b. You're running SP 4/5.
c. You have chosen to register static DNS records by default.
d. You have a DNS registry conflict.

7. The error message: "No more endpoints" indicates...

a. Your BIND-file is overextended and require additional space.
b. You tried to install DNS on a machine with previous settings in the system root.
c. Your DNS registry require maintenance and/or more storage space needs to be allocated.
d. Your DNS Management MMC snap-in is corrupt.

8. What causes DNS cache pollution?

a. The lag during which time content change and once living links become outdated.
b. The NTFAQ.COM.DNS file has been moved or deleted.
c. The auto-maintenance service has failed because of file corruption and/or human intervention.
d. DNS spoofing.

9. Where in the registry are the entries for the DNS servers located?

a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/TcpIp/Parameters
b. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/Services/TcpIp/DNS/Parameters
c. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/Services/TcpIp/Parameters/DNS
d. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlServices/TcpIp/Parameters

10. What's the trick for removing the need to write "www." before your domain name?

a. Pay $50 annually to ICANN for extended DNS resolution service.
b. Set the default to "open" in Properties/Network/Properties/Primary DNS Suffix.
c. Create a blank host record.
d. Start REGEDIT and set the DWORD-value to zero.


This was first published in March 2004

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