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Will pinging the multicast “all hosts” IP 224.0.0.1 fill my ARP cache with all hosts on my current subnet? [migrated]

Just wondering in case I ever have a want / need to see all the hosts on my subnet.
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I disgree that this is off-topic; it is about routing and NAT, how to best use them together

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Strange traceroute behavior when using iptables/nat to redirect an IP I had previously posted this question under Server Fault, ...
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I disagree with the closure of my question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does a per-device firewall configuration standard exist or is in the process of being specified? I disagree with my question being ...
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Stack recommendation

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Subnetting & Routing Path I'm stuck in trying to learn subnets and thought I'd find some help here, but was told that my ...
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Off topic questions: Stack recommendation

I recently asked a basic networking question that could be considered as off topic for this stack. Fair enough, I get that you're trying to run something that is more tailored to professionals here. ...
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Would a question on fax compatibility with VOIP dialing protocol be on topic?

Can you let me know whether a question would be on-topic here? I want to ask a telephony theory question about fax hardware compatibility with the VOIP dialing protocol. My understanding is that ...
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IPSec is layer 4 or above?

I migrated this question from cryptography - as the acceptance or rejection of packages has usually little to do with cryptography. Now I can imagine that it gets closed here, but the reason given is ...
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Can you please add more “Why” into the Help centre?

When you're flying and you get the air craft training demonstration, they tell you Help yourself with the air mask before others. It annoys me that they don't say why because you can succum to hypoxia ...
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Expanding on-topic to include advanced features on platforms without paid support

Back in November I opened a meta discussion asking the community for feedback on what they felt needed to be changed to the types of questions the community felt should be on or off topic. We have ...
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Is a question off-topic, just because it is asked by a student?

In the help section What topics can I ask about here? education, certification and homework are listed as off-topic. I believe the ban of certification and education questions was meant to cover ...
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Clarification about rejected Flags

I have flag this Question for off topic But It was rejected. But it looks like a off topic because question does not contain any thing about Network engineering. I flagged because of this point " ...
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Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn Set up an OpenVPN server on VPS(S) I was in need to ssh to office ...
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Disputing duplicate closure

This question - which I will call "Question A" was closed as a duplicate of Question B, but I think it was done too hastily. Question A asks for a way to find out what user performed the last ...
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Site charter question with regards to “best-practices” tag [edited]

The stated intent of the Network Engineering site is: Network Engineering Stack Exchange is for asking questions about professionally managed networks in a business environment. There is little ...
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What should we have in NE “How to Ask” box?

I am concerned about how unfriendly it seems to new users that we invite them to Ask a Question but don't put helpful information next to them when they do. It turns out that Stack Exchange has two ...
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Any way to add prominent link to On-Off Topic Guidelines?

Every day we get quite a few questions which are closed almost immediately by our vigilant moderators for being duplicates or off-topic, for example the very common network mask, home network, and ...
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Network Engineering Canonical Questions or FAQ

Our sister site, Server Fault, has a wiki of “canonical questions” that provide comprehensive answers to the most-often asked questions. We decided to create a similar list of questions and answers ...
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Single-vote hold on question

I had a question (Does ARP work in the presence of MAC Masquerading) which got two up-votes and one following-star within two hours of its posting (indicating that people seem to have understood and ...
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Proposal to reopen “Analyze traffic by AS”

A recent question asking for recommendations on analysing traffic by ASN was closed for Resource Request, against topic rules. Given this is an important non-beginner networking problem, easily ...
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2018: 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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What is the meaning of <insert your networking term here>?

A lot of students (and others) ask questions on this site regarding the meaning of many networking terms. Some ask for simple definitions, while others want to know if a term applies in a particular ...
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Can we err more on the side of leaving questions open when multiple interpretations exist and some might be off topic/too broad?

I've edited the title to better reflect what I was wanting from this post. The initial title was written in haste, and (admittedly) in frustration as this isn't the first time this has occurred. (See ...
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Network Engineering updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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100% networking-related question put on hold as off-topic

This is a reopen request for this question, which was put on hold as off-topic for being configuration-related. I've provided quotes from the help center that contradict this decision, however the ...
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Widen scope of on/off topic consultation

An adjacent question on meta is canvassing opinions about what should be on and off topic. A suggestion I made was deleted by moderators, before my accompanying explanation was written. Suggestion: ...
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Disagree with what is on/off topic here? Join the discussion! Community feedback needed

Most of the discussion for what was on/off topic by this community took place early in the life of the community before many of the currently active members had joined us here. While there have been a ...
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Could we unify tags [port-channel] and [etherchannel] as it appear to be the same thing

I have asked this question what is the difference between port-channel and etherchannel And it appear to be the same. isn't the tag combinaison a source of confusion ?
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Are questioins about SSTP (VPN) off topic

SSTP is a VPN variant that enables PPP traffic on top of SSL/TLS. As it works on top of SSL/TLS it can be considered above OSI layer 4. Are the questions about operation of SSTP VPN off topic on ...
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Proposal: Add new tag “advanced-wireless”

The aws says it means "Advanced Wireless Systems". There are however only 13 question with this tag, and all except possibly two are written obviously thinking it's Amazon Web Services. Option 1: ...
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Can I ask networking vender's product information there?

I have a question about bellow list: Juniper vSRX NG 17.3, 18.X Juniper vMX 14.1.4R8 Juniper vMX 16.1R3.10, 17.X, 18.X VCP (control plane node) Juniper vMX 16.1R3.10, 17.X, 18.X VFP (forwarding plane ...
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Can I ask Virtual Network related post on Network Engineering site? [duplicate]

I created an post The Virtual Network in the Super User Site. It's content mainly is the Virtual Machine can not connect to the Internet. Because this is Virtual Network related, so I want to know ...
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Commenting but not answering

I am noticing that a lot of people answer questions in comments rather than formal answers. I don't understand this. Doesn't that mean the question will stay on the home screen as unanswered, or am I ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Should I configure router as bridge? I don't know where is the right place to ask it. ¿Super User, or there is a more specific ...
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Intersection of networking and virtualization? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about networking and virtualization which was marked off-topic: Why aren't packets being passed along Linux bridge to a container?. If it was purely about ...
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Correct place for network development and theory questions?

As far as I have understood correctly this SE site is NOT the correct site for the following two types of questions: Questions about network protocol theory Example: "How is a packet routed if the ...
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About DHCP behavior?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: What ports does DHCP typically use other than 67 & 68 Hello, Could you give more reasons why asking more details about the ...
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Correct procedure for inadvertant privacy breach?

What's the correct procedure if accidentally one posts private information such as a password?
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Cabling issues and tools on topic?

As I just had a question of mine put on hold for questionable on-topic-ness, I thought it might be worth discussing the issue here, since I don't think it's adequately handled by the existing rules. ...
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This question is put on hold and is explictly marked as on topic by the guidelines [duplicate]

This question was marked on hold. According to the guidelines "servers operating as a router/switch/firewall;" is explicitly on topic here. Just because this question contains the words "VM" and ...
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Question put on hold

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Linux VRF and Multicast IP I don't believe that this is off-topic, this is not about host/server configuration.
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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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Reason for this DHCP question being off topic

DHCP discovery ingnored by servers I asked a question about the DHCP protocol ("Which part of the protocol do I not understand") and was given a comment indicating that at least one of the close ...
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Diagram generator to enhance the Q&A editor?

On our sibling site Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange the Q&A editor has a build-in schematic drawing tool. Inspired by "How do I add a schematic to my question?" - Raspberry Pi Meta Stack Exchange I ...
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network-restart-command-doesn't-work-in-root-but-works-in-home-directory

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Network restart command doesn't work in root but works in home directory
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After close the question, why do you delete it?

Link of the question: https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/50591 A guy marked my question as off-topic. Ok, then I researched on my own, and get the answer: https://github.com/...
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Why was my question considered off-topic?

This question was marked as "off-topic" : divide a network into 2 unequivalent subnetworks The reason stated was : Unfortunately, education, certification, or homework questions are off-topic ...
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Why is my question about auto-configuring an enterprise router off topic?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: dnsmasq not responding to Cisco tftp broadcast requests (tftp://255.255.255.255/network-confg) I'm trying to query the knowledge of ...
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Why is this question on hold?

This question got put on hold, but it seems to fall perfectly within the boundaries of what the forum is for. Thoughts?
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After Six months, my question is offtopic?

I asked a question about how IFTOP accounts for protocol bits. There was one answer, which provided no insight greater than that which I had figured out on my own before asking the question. A few ...
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Help Center Phrasing

Awhile ago I asked why Mikrotik was off-topic, and I was met with the paid support requirement response, which was completely correct. I've somewhat given up on trying to figure out an alternative, ...