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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, ...
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Home network questions, Create a new SE “Home network”

I have seen a lot of home related questions getting rejected according to the charter for this group, and that's OK. To meet the need for home/amateur questions, could the solution be to create a new ...
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In what way is this question off-topic?

Bridging VLAN trunks on RouterOS Some 4 years after being posted, this question of mine concerning 802.1q VLAN interface/trunk configuration on Mikrotik/RouterOS devices was closed as off-topic. ...
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Is it safe to attach pcapng to question

I have a question i would like to ask, i am novice when it comes to networking, is it safe to add the pcapng to my question? I feel like i would be inviting unwanted attention to my pci environment, ...
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my question is about strange behaviour in a juniper srx 340.. that is not a consumer device

regarding question add 2nd ip on linux box, juniper refuse to add to ARP all other "consumer" servers have NO problem with the new ip addresses, but clearly my juniper SRX has a problem with this.. ...
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please reopen question about network packet analysis

Link to question tcpdump to see the first packet Hi Moderators -- This seems like a good question to me, how to find certain kinds of packets with packet tools such as tcpdump, tshark etc. Most ...
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Off-Topic Question Clarification

My question is around questions like this: How do Telco's reduce your network speed? I completely agree that questions about networks outside of our control should be off-topic. In the linked ...
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DNS setup and routing protocols on or off topic here?

I'll confess I'm confused about whether DNS setup and routing protocols are considered on or off topic here. Could moderators and similar clear this up?
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Where can I ask about setting up a secure network at home

I am looking to set up some kind of mesh network in my home. I know basic networking and setting up a bridge. But I was thinking I would come here to get some guidance on what kind of network would ...
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What interface do DNS, DHCP, Sage and mail server use?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: What interface do DNS, DHCP, Sage and Mail server use?
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Questions about professional network principles, used on home networking equipment [duplicate]

I asked this question earlier today. It was about DD-WRT which may be firmware for consumer grade routers, but is also used occasionally in enterprise I believe because the functionality borders on ...
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Can Ethernet Packets be Accessed via WiFi?: Question edited to be on topic

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Can Ethernet Packets be Accessed via WiFi? Hi everybody, I had a think about the most common occurrence in my experience and ...
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Cat 6a cable with 2 ports socket?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Cat 6a cable with 2 ports socket? My question was put on hold because "NE is a site for to ask and provide answers about ...
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Alternatives to the “paid support” requirement

My question got closed by Ron Maupin with the justification that it contained the Mikrotik tag (the question was on-topic). The justification was that Mikrotik doesn't offer paid support, which is ...
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Off-topic confusion

This is regarding my question here, and the subsequent back-and-forth I had with moderator @RonMaupin: "Dumb" conference-phone device? Before posting this question on NE, I was unsure where ...
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Does this free antivirus capable to block worm attacks?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does this free antivirus capable to block worm attacks?
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Analog multiplexing in telephony

I have been told to come here to dispute questions that are put on hold. I asked a question earlier today about PBX CO connections and if there were standards that were basically the analog ...
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How do you know for sure that a weird TCP packet order bug is not a networking issue?

Hi all :) regarding the close vote on Requests coming in the wrong order over the network it has been closed as "not networking related", but we've pretty much excluded application-level causes and ...
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What tag should I use for Modbus?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: What's the role of Negative Acknowledge (NAK) in Modbus? There's no tag referring to Modbus, and I'm unable to create it ...
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Reasoning for this question being off-topic

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: What are typical causes for phantom messages and how do network protocols deal with them? This question was closed for being off-...
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I have a question about *engineering* the *network* device. Where can I ask the question if not in here?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: How to build a network tap device? Guy named RonMaupin apparenty had a bad day today, and is trying to close my question (it is "on-...
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unable to add a comment new user need a 50 reputation.

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Apple devices causing "Land Attack" on Cisco ASA I am experiencing an issue regarding Apple devices causing "Land Attack"...
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What is the point of having a `MikroTik` tag?

Quoting Ron Maupin: The community has decided that for hardware to be on-topic here, the manufacturer must offer optional, paid support. Unfortunately, MikroTik does not. […] Source So, what is the ...
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Where do I go to ask this question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Need recommendation for VPN router features I was mainly asking for protocol recommendations. Please direct to me the appropriate ...
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Why does this community want to limit itself so much in terms of questions asked?

It seems to me that this community is doing everything it can to drive new users away and delete their questions. Will it destroy the community if somebody asks a question about the usage of port 443 ...
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Question closed too soon? #36524 bridge-two-subnets-together

I think this question was closed too soon. The subject is certainly within the realm of this site. There are many solutions to the OP's problem -- some would entail adding network devices, and some ...
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Question closed quickly on protocol used (http ≠ https)

The question: Port 80 instead of 443? Why would you ever need to use both of them? was closed. A comment suggest to ask this question on other groups typically groups of system admins. I agree this ...
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Openflow™ is Trademarked, & If No OpenFlow™, No SDN, officially

ONF just released OpenFlow logo with trademark symbol on it. https://www.opennetworking.org/about/onf-overview Anyone notice that I explained this over a year ago, yet my answer remains downvoted to ...
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Is the restriction in this forum to layer-4 and below sensible any more?

I have only just started contrtibuting here so forgive me if you think I'm speaking out of turn, but I noticed that this question was put on hold https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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putting a flag for “grandfathered but now off topic questions” like SO does

I see several questions about DNS that are upvoted and have accepted and upvoted answers. Examples: 1) Is it possible to get a listing of all DNS records that have a given CNAME? 2) Why do some AAAA ...
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Why doesn't network engineering support questions and tags of Internet protocols?

Earlier, I was trying to ask a question related to Internet protocols, as the question was related to networking, I tried to ask the question on Network Engineering, but the site does not contain the ...
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Can someone explain to be the reason for this being put on-hold?

https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/34263/how-are-contention-based-mac-protocols-classified The stated reason is it's off-topic because it's about "education, certification, or ...
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Dealing with a completely changed question with answers to both

This question has been changed nearly 100% from its original form, but now has valid answers from before and after the change. In this discussion on meta.se they talk about rolling the question back ...
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Questions about network protocols

Are questions about application level network protocols, not connected with network infrastructure (e.g. HTTP, FTP, email protocols) ok here?
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Network Engineering's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions proposed in an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as the ...
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Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In about 5 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than ...
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Would this question be on topic on NESE?

What makes TCP window size keep changing For example, in some operating systems, the TCP window size always change around 30000~60000 (of course, max 65535). The objective of window size is to inform ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This'll operate like the one in the previous year - it will be an opportunity for members of the community ...
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Is mikrotik home setup questions off topic for network engineering?

I would like to get help on setting up routing via two ISP provided ports on Mikrotik RouterOS. That is to route IPTV traffic to one port and Internet - to another. If I ask question describing my ...