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 this closed request." The reason it was closed as i understand it is because I asked something that fell under the comparisons stricture of the metastack. My confusion is that in the help pages there is a listed topic of discussion "tools used by network professionals". I now understand that across the entire meta stack site, except for software and hardware recommendations, that we cannot ask for comparisons , which is better, etc. But where exactly does this begin or end in relation to tools used by network professionals.
If as VERY basic metaphor and example I asked. "I'm having trouble wiring rj45 into the wall outlets is there a better tool than a screwdriver to do this with?" Is that breaking the above listed strictures? If someone does respond they are categorically making a judgement or suggestion.
Do processes count? If I was asking which of three hypothetical settings on a cisco switch would be better suited to problem setup X would that be that against the above strictures?
Do questions of supreme ignorance count? (My case honestly) if someone asks such a seemingly basic question that some amount of basic comparison, or at least a listing of items is necessary would that break the above structures. Not a where do I begin learning networking kind of question, but say a question by someone who has a basic knowledge of networking that is trying to do something far out of their experience and needs to ask very basic stuff about it to solve the problem.
I ask all these because I will be posting a lot here as our network admin is retiring in a year or so and I will be taking over and I would like to learn the occult and arcane posting rules (written and unwritten) of this particular subreddit. i will go ask server fault the above listed question. Thank you