Linked Questions

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Are design questions about “network services” such as DNS on topic?

This question about DNS architecture raises the question, are the commonly referred to "network services" (DNS, NTP, Directory Services, etc), on-topic? The name "network services" itself is slightly ...
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Are HOMEWORK questions on-topic?

For example, this questions has just been asked... How to connect nodes... We only parenthetically mentioned homework in the discussion about What's On-Topic. In the context of questions with ...
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Being a more open community?

Dear fellow network engineers, I have been trying to contributing my two cents to this community, and have gotten back many interesting bits of knowledge in return. However, the site's strict ...
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Has the community changed its mind about consumer-grade hardware?

The OP of this question, Secure connect & access across 2 separate LAN Subnets using PFSense/ Sophos?, insists that the Tomato and DD-WRT router/switch/firewall/Wi-Fi devices should be on-topic. ...
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Let's edit our site's “Default Off-Topic Close Reason”

Shall we change our default off-topic close reason? **15 June - Complete ** Our "Off-topic Close Reason" has been updated to match the top-voted answer below. 12 June LAST CALL! Read, vote, ...
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Stance on Questions that Originated from Brain-Dump Sites

A question regarding summarization was asked today, and after a quick google search, I found that the question was taken from several brain dump sites, including testking and How2Pass. I personally ...
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Developer questions

Are questions from developers about, for example, writing a routing daemon on topic? I'm thinking specifically about question like internal application processes rather than how the protocol works. ...
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Multiple Choice Questions and certifications ones

As read in many part of this site, them are off topic. I'm asking if that policy shall be reconsidered: networking certifications questions are useful (I hope!) to better understand how networking ...
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Are any OSI layer4 network protocols on-topic?

Quite often we seen comments like "protocols above Layer4 in the OSI model are off-topic": (emphasis mine) Question: Are there any OSI layer4 (or above) network protocol questions which are on-topic?
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List question “on hold” in the “off-topic” section in Help?

Could the off-topic section in Help include a link that showed some/all of the questions which have been put 'on hold' because they were deemed 'off topic'? That would give new users a very quick ...
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Correcting a spelling error on the “On-Topic” help page

Sorry to make my first post on this site to Meta, but as I was preparing to ask a question on the main site I stopped by the What topics can I ask about here? help document to make sure my question ...
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Is this post off topic, and if so why?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Static routes and multiple routers Is my post off-topic and if so why? It is about enterprise equipment in an enterprise ...
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Can SE auto-add a comment based on the close reason?

A while back, I started pasting in carefully crafted text clippings before I press the moderator-instant-death-close button. Aside from that being extra work, it obviously doesn't happen when the ...
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What tools used by Network Engineers on-topic

Are common tools used by network engineers on-topic. Specifically referencing post “Monitor http traffic in Mac OSX”.