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Problems in LAC,LNS, Private Addressing and L2TP

I have the following question, which I posted on the main site; however, it was closed as too broad. There was a concern expressed since this is not a question about the operation of my own network, ...
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Choosing a tagline and a motto

Similar to the elevator pitch - what would you suggest as a tagline or motto? Taglines can be a short and clever sentence to the point, an even shorter motto could be a good companion to a logo. Who ...
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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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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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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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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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Cleaning up posts only referring to dead links

Can we please regulate our behavior whenever we encounter useless comments or answers? I am not discussing external references. I simply want to know what I can do to get a post removed which does not ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Network Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Why was this link-only flag declined?

Someone recently posted a link-only answer to this SNMP Memory measurement question: The Stack Exchange Community Mods seem to believe that this is not an answer. However, my flag was declined: I ...
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Frustrated with NE sometimes

Edit: Sorry that I got sore about this. I guess I was having a bad day and vented here. I'm over it! It is so frustrating that even after well more than a year learning from and trying to help ...
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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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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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Is the http-proxy tag off-topic?

There is an http-proxy tag. Aren't both the subjects of HTTP and proxy servers off-topic? Did this used to be on-topic and we are keeping it for historical reasons?
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Why was my “ISP speed calcuation” question closed?

I just wanted to know how do we calculate the actual bandwidth requirement for a small office (30 users) before ordering the actual Internet line from isp we have 4 Dell 2950 servers , 4 Cisco 3560 ...
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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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Question on configuring IPv6 on an OSPFv3 server closed as offtopic?

The question "IPv6 link-local addresses for virtual interfaces are identical - how to assign “link-unique”? " has been put on hold as offtopic on NE. Help page "What topics can I ask about here?" ...
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“How to make CUPS work on an IPv4 secured network?”: which group suits this question?

I submitted this question on Ask Different but it is also clearly a network engineering question (my tool is tcpdump here :) ): How to make shared printing works on an IPv4 only network? Do you have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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susbtantially editing an accepted answer

Regarding this question, or rather the accepted answer: I feel the answer, while accepted is not so good because of the incorrect use of the broadcasting term instead of flooding (and some minor ...
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What makes this question on-topic?

What makes this question on-topic on networkengineering.stackexchange.com? I'm asking because so far I felt that NE.SE is mostly about low-level networking concepts and/or professional network ...
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Are questions regarding “telephone networks” on-topic?

Are questions regarding telephone networks or SMS networks considered on-topic? I have two (real) examples: How do we find out the "sending" date and time of an SMS? When we receive an SMS, the ...
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Re: Cisco Networking fiber to fiber

I understand that questions shouldn't be cross-posted, but clearly this question belongs here and not on Server Fault
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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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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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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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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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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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I don't think this was duplicate

Subnetting - Reason for maximum number of subnets His question was not "how do I subnet 192.168.1.10/27". If it were, then yes it is duplicate an answered in the linked thread. His question was ...
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Host Virtualization service and Virtual Machine Questions

We are getting host virtualization questions with increasing frequency; however, to date we haven't had a Meta discussion to explicitly cover cases like this. What do we do with host virtualization ...
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Post moved to server fault incorrectly?

https://serverfault.com/questions/584605/dhcp-troubleshooting-client-timeouts/584634#584634 This post was moved to server fault, but the issue was definitely in the switch config. This issue occurs ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Network Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...