INF111 Information Systems Theory

Review for Fourth Quiz


  1. What kind of network topology does the Internet use?

  2. Messages passed across the Internet are broken into pieces. What term is used for these pieces? How are the pieces routed across the Internet?

  3. What is the name of the protocol suite used to pass files and messages across the Internet?

  4. What does an Internet address look like? What system was invented to use instead of addresses?

  5. What is the most active and popular part of the Internet?

  6. What is the difference between a web page and a web site? What computer language are pages written in?

  7. Tim Berners-Lee invented a system of called hypertext. What is it used for?

  8. What is the difference between a domain name and a Uniform Resource Locator?

  9. How does a search engine work? What is a common limitation on search engines?

  10. What is an intranet? Why would you make one?

  11. What is a network firewall?

  12. What is system software for?

  13. What are the three common interfaces provided by different operating systems?

  14. What is a process? What is the difference between single tasking and multitasking?

  15. What other system functions are operating systems required to handle?

  16. What does response time mean?

  17. What are two measures of system performance given in Chapter 8?

  18. What would a security system probably ask a user for to allow them access?

  19. Does an operating system load into memory? Why?

  20. What is an example of a proprietary operating system?

  21. What is an example of a portable operating system?

  22. Which versions of Windows are really operating systems? Which common versions on Windows are not really operating systems? What are they?

  23. What are these operating systems:
    • UNIX
    • OS/2
    • NetWare