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Please reopen "How are multicast addresses typically managed?"

How are multicast group addresses typically managed? I've tried to make this question as clear as possible. And I don't believe it is off topic. It is asking how multicast group addresses are assigned ...
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Tag for Dell OS10 vs OS9

Dell OS10 is very different from Dell OS9. Would it make sense to have different tags for them?
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Should the Network Engineering Stack relax its requirements?

https://networkengineering.meta.stackexchange.com Is it just me, or has this exchange gone a bit off the rails while attempting to achieve its intended goal? Computer networking is a hugely important ...
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Why make this stack exchange so intentionally useless?

How to analyze WiFi network interference It's up to the community to do what they want with this site, and I'm just one member of this community, but this Networking Engineering stack exchange seems ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator?

Today, I thought to have found an answer to a question asked by myself. (IPv6 subnets without delegated prefix) Unfortunately, it was deleted by a moderator and no one can see that answer (nor can ...
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Why not use images of configurations/logs/etc. when posting?

New Network Engineering users often use screenshots (images) for configurations, logs, etc. Why is using such images a problem? Isn't that why we have the option to upload images? What to do to show ...
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VPN or Zero Trust? Could you please assess my needs, [closed]

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: VPN or Zero Trust?
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Does the community think that laws of physics work differently in enterprise and consumer-grade products?

It is not uncommon for questions on NE to focus on (or boil down to) the pure physics of how things work and just what they are. Examples: How is data flow in a twisted pair cable? twisted pair vs ...
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How can i get a data set having only Audio and Video packets? [closed]

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Where can I find data set consisting of only audio and video traffic? Anybody with any advice? Thanks.
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my question is a networking question about the way data encapsulation and tunneling, why did you remove it from networking section?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: why some proxies use localhost IP 127.0.0.0.1 instead of connecting directly to the remote server?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Issue with an abbreviation RDT that affects close reasons for questions

First, this is about providing accurate close reasons for questions, that are most likely off-topic anyways. If you don't think it is relevant, you can ignore the rest of the text. First thing some ...
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Should (and can) we have a DNS-related question pointing to a canonical dupe on another SE site?

I had a question regarding the rationale behind DNS CNAME restrictions, which did not look on-topic for Server Fault site but did seem to meet the criteria for this SE and does not have an existing Q&...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #3 on Network Engineering has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Network Engineering Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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What exactly is on and off topic?

This has been confusing me for quite some time. The on/off topic list seems quite clear. As a rough cut, professional networking, network design and protocols on topic, anything related to home ...
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Let's allow network automation questions, such as ansible, Python used to administer routers, etc

I was sad to see a Python question about network automation closed today, but programming questions are always swiftly dealt with. I think this should change to increase good traffic within the NE.SX ...
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tools suggestion for debugging network off topic?

I asked the following questions, 'I have been using wireshark, which is good for debugging layer2 and above. Can anyone recommend a tool for debugging Layer1 or PHY? Does it need to be a logic ...
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Network Engineering is not a welcoming place

This may seem like a click bait title but it's actually not. We all know that Ron is the most actively guy here on this community, but that ended up locking the place as one moderator with an strict ...
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How a question about routing configuration is off-topic here?

I asked this question: How to filter unused routes in MikroTik routers? But this question marked as off-topic I wonder how a question about routing and configuring routers at an enterprise-level is ...
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What SE community to ask non-professional Networking Engineering questions?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Why doesn't SSH from ethernet connected device to wireless device work on local network TLDR; I'm fine with having my question ...
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Whatever happened to expanding on-topic subjects?

Quite some time ago, a question was posted here asking for opinions on whether our list of acceptable topics should be updated. There were several suggestions that seem to have received support, but ...
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Network layer protocol research questions off-topic?

The help page states that questions on design or theory of protocols used to operate a network (e.g. IP, TCP, routing protocols, STP, etc); however when I tried to ask about how to analyze and ...
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Programming has a home in Enterprise Networking

This stack exchange is not true to the nature of the next generation of network engineers. There are new questions in enterprise networking with regards to automation, orchestration, buzzword and we ...
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What‘s the benefit of labeling so much off-topic here?

I can understand that, since this stackexchange is called Network ENGINEERING, it shouldn‘t be full of questions like „why did my router stop working“. But given that most of the questions on the meta ...
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Where would 72590 be considered On Topic?

Where would Autoscan network is not working with two or more NIC's on Windows 7 and 10 be considered "on topic" so I can re-post it in the proper place?
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My question is not "off-topic"

Here is my question: Fiber attachment mess in LAB Mainly, I was wondering whether it is possible to reduce cabling complexity in a LAB or not. And what professionals do about this? No specific vendor ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Another Off-Topic Question?

I hate being stereotypical - but if you dont ask you dont get - and I was pointed here (twice in fact) to contest my question closure. Are there any edits I can make to bring this back into the 'on-...
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Tagging and references for the tag descriptions

Is there guidance on writing / editing tag descriptions for NE-SX? Today, I noticed some are in need of correction or updates. I would include URLs to resources, like IETF RFCs, vendor concept docs, ...
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Don't understand why this was closed

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: RJ9 Pinout for LAN The reason states that " NE is a site for to ask and provide answers about professionally managed networks ...
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My question was closed saying "not business professional" -- but my question pertains to my work

My question was closed saying "not business professional" -- but my question pertains to my work. Our database landscape is in AWS and Azure -- providing federal government projects. You can ...
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Change Title of the community?

I am new to the network engineering community. Today I have done a very well formatted question and I realized that the community is not related to consumer grade networking products and not even ...
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question about tcp retransmission debug closed saying off-topic

Yesterday I asked this question. Basically all I wanted to find out was the debug solutions to diagnose problems with tcp resubmission. For example if we want to find out about possible routes we use ...
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My question was closed without an answer but I see other similar questions answered

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: In an IGMP V2 membership report message, isn't the destination Ethernet address based on the multicast group IP address? What I was ...
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Not allowed to ask a relevant question

I asked what I thought to be a simple question about how to ground shielded twisted pair cables, and it was closed as off-topic without any assistance on re-wording the question to be on-topic, over a ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of shortcuts/macros?

In comments, we can use shortcuts like [help], [su], [sf]. Is there a list of those? Can we expand them?
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Self-taught networking. How do you get examples?

I'm not sure if this question would be on topic, so I'm asking here first, so it could be answered or re asked on the forum, or just removed. I've been watching videos and reading about networking. My ...
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router switch functionality/configuration - deemed off topic and closed - I disagree

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Configuring strict port isolation in home network I am a non networking engineer looking for functionality advice VPN/VLAN/IPSEC ...
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Disagree with closed question

I have asked question and it was closed because it mentions iPhone and it is commodity hardware. But it also relates to how mobile operator interprets traffic from iPhone HotSpot and it also relates ...
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Why was my question closed then deleted?

This question was deleted by Ron Maupin but I disagree that this wasn't a business related question. I was tasked by our customer to resolve an issue where they were unable to access a remote server ...
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Yet another closed question based on the word "home" existing

Copper or Glass for Low Latency? This question was closed within just a few minutes of being asked as off-topic due to it being related to home networking. The OP even indicates that the initial ...
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A user can't access this per-site meta due to an issue with their account; their migrated post wasn't attached despite them having an account here

(I'm coming here from Meta Stack Exchange. I'm here because one of your users attempted to ask about one of their problems over on that site, where it was first marked off-topic as a site-specific ...
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Question immediately rejected on networkengineering.stackexchange.com for content irrelevant to the question

I don't spend much time on meta. So please give me a chance. I've been referred here by a mod. I took time to write up a detailed question, for a very specific network related question on auth ...
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I think "ICMP No Reply Found Issue" should have been on-topic

First, let me say no disrespect to Ron here. I just think this is the kind of question that is good for us. We have many questions closed as off-topic (for good reason), but this is the kind I think ...
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Why do people hesitate to upvote questions that they give an answer to?

If somebody answers a question, he must believe that the question is meaningful and contributes to the community. Then why people hesitate to give other people credit for asking questions? I think if ...
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What is the main motivation for top high rating users / moderators on StackExchange to help the community with answering questions?

Is it just the joy of giving back or you're just happy to learn new things while answering questions and figuring out things for others? I'll appreciate hearing different opinions and views.
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what is the precise scope of questions for "tools used by network professionals" in relations to the strictures on comparisons

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: what is the best way to block and intercept packets between a device and server Related to the question above but is not a "why was ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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