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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
M.C.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION - COMPUTER APP.
THIRD SEMESTER – APRIL 2011
CA 3950 - PRINCIPLES OF FOSS
Date : 25-04-2011
Time : 9:00 - 12:00
Dept. No.
Max. : 100 Marks
CA3950 PRINCIPLES OF FOSS
PART - A
Answer ALL questions
10 x 2 = 20
1. Mention two important scientists who contributed to the development of Linux.
2. What are the objectives of GNU?
3. Name any four distributors of Linux.
4. Write the equivalence of symbolic mode in file permission, for the following using command:
i. 641 ii. 532
5. List out the features of Common Unix Printing System(cups).
6. What commands are used to perform the following:
i. create a directory ii. copy a file to a directory
iii. copy from one file to another iv. Delete a directory.
7. What is the use of Samba file server?
8. What is DNS? What is the purpose of it?
9. Give different stages of compilation process.
10. Assign the string ‘Loyola College’ to a variable and display the same.
PART – B
Answer ALL questions
5 x 8 = 40
11a. Explain the advantages of using open source software.
(or)
b. What are various types of licensing? Mention any two licensing agency.
12a. Describe startup sequence of Linux,
(or)
b. Discuss various features of file permission available in Linux.
13a. Explain the following:
i.Host name. ii. IP address iii. Routing iv. Name resolution.
(or)
b.How cups are configured? Explain.
14a. How Samba server is managed? Explain.
(or)
b. Which file makes provision for configuring Samba file server? Explain the methods of file sharing in
Linux.
15a. Discuss repetitive control statement in Linux.
(or)
b. Write short notes on Eclipse.
PART – C
Answer any TWO questions.
2 x 20 = 40
(Q. No.16 is compulsory)
16a. Explain the initial development of Linux.
b. Describe the hierarchical file system.
17. Write short notes on the following:
i. Apache web server ii. Proxy server.
18a. How arrays are handled in shell script?
b. Write short notes on conditional control statement in Linux.
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