Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q77

Which of the following is a programming interface that allows a remote computer to run programs on a local machine?

A. RPC
B. RSH
C. SSH
D. SSL

Correct Answer: A
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a programming interface that allows a remote computer to run programs on a local machine.

Incorrect Answers:
B: The remote shell (RSH) is a command line computer program that can execute shell commands as another user and on another computer across a computer network.

C: Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for securing data communication. The most visible application of the protocol is for access to shell accounts on Unix-like
operating systems, but it can also be used in a similar fashion on Windows.

D: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 53
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Shell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell
https://www.digicert.com/ssl.htm