job screening question

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at
Tue Jul 10 04:35:22 UTC 2012

William Herrin wrote:
> This is, incidentally, is a detail I'd love for one of the candidates
> to offer in response to that question. Bonus points if you discuss MSS
> clamping and RFC 4821.
> The less precise answer, path MTU discovery breaks, is just fine.

I would say that the ability to quickly understand, troubleshoot and 
find a solution to a problem (and document it) is a far better skill to 
have than having ready made answers to interview questions learned by heart.

It should take a skilled person less than 30 minutes to find the answer 
to that question and understand it too. The importance of knowing many 
things by heart has become incredibly moot.


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