job screening question
Derek.Andrew at usask.ca
Thu Jul 5 21:05:01 UTC 2012
Isn't MTU discovery on IP and not TCP?
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Oliver Garraux <oliver at g.garraux.net>wrote:
> Seems fairly straightforward to me. It'll break path MTU discovery.
> I would hope someone applying for an "IP expert" position would know that.
> Could HR be mangling the question or something?
> Oliver Garraux
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> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I gave my HR folks a screening question to ask candidates for an IP
> > expert position. I've gotten some "unexpected" answers, so I want to
> > do a sanity check and make sure I'm not asking something unreasonable.
> > And by "unexpected" I don't mean naively incorrect answers, I mean
> > oh-my-God-how-did-you-get-that-cisco-certification answers.
> > The question was:
> > You implement a firewall on which you block all ICMP packets. *What*
> > *part of the TCP protocol (not IP in general, TCP specifically)*
> > *malfunctions as a result?*
> > My questions for you are:
> > 1. As an expert who follows NANOG, do you know the answer? Or is this
> > question too hard?
> > 2. Is the question too vague? Is there a clearer way to word it?
> > 3. Is there a better screening question I could pass to HR to ask and
> > check the candidate's response against the supplied answer?
> > Thanks,
> > Bill Herrin
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