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Questions quickly deviated from expected Unix/Linux topics, into experience with their partcular and obscure setup and questions about database management and operations (You have two registers with numbers in them and no scratch space or temporary storage. You need to exchange the two numbers and be able to reverse the operation). No DB management/operations requirements were listed on the job description.

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I did my best to answer increasingly off-topic questions, but I got a very cold and increasingly distant feedback after answering a question about college. Apparently I was not what they were looking for, despite meeting every criteria and all the pluses listed on their job description.

3 words to describe myself positively.

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Nothing unexpected. Straight forward questions about experience and methods. Emphasis on procedure and documentation.

How many bytes there is in a MAC address?

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Question were regarding System Administration duties.