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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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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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Commenting on off-topic questions

When marking a question off-topic, may I recommend that you politely direct the OP to the correct stack exchange? Saying something like Home networking is off topic here. You can ask this on ...
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Please improve edit reviews: no radical changes to the post

I noticed for a long time that as a whole, this site needs to improve how we review suggested edits. This is one example from a legion I could choose from; it's not intended to call out an individual,...
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Website with memorable static IPs to test connectivity?

This question was marked as off-topic at SuperUser and StackOverflow, if this is the right place, please let me know so I can edit the post and place the question here. https://superuser.com/questions/...
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Where should I ask BSS/OSS questions (most programming) regarding telecommunication?

I am a developer building BSS/OSS software. I have some questions regarding how to fit my software into industry standard. I am wondering where should I ask those questions? The questions will be ...
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“Community Bulleting Board” went away?

Did I miss a memo? :) Did the "Community Bulleting Board" feature -- the colored block that used to show things we[moderators] tagged with a certain tag -- go away? We used to have the "asking ...
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EIGRP vs OSPF: Opinion Based?

Is the question EIGRP vs OSPF primarily opinion based, (or at the very least, far too broad for this format), and therefore subject to closure? The question in question: EIGRP and OSPF are both ...
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Assistance with asking: What is the internet backbone?

Disclaimer - I know this question is vague. Please read till the end. What is the tier structure of internet connections (the physical trunk lines) ? Which companies/organizations/governments ...
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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”.
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Should external references be forbidden?

I strongly believe that Stack Exchange and its sites will last for a long time. It favors structure over convenience. Every contribution will be findable many years from now. The whole concept is very ...
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Are questions regarding cabling at home on topic?

If I have run cabling at my own home, and am having a specific issue after having made some troubleshooting attempts and observations, is it on topic to present the observations and issue here to ask ...
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How do I connect with a computer in a network sharing the same IP

OK, I'm probably the worst judge of on-topic-ness here, but I do feel that this one ought to be OK. He is obviously using a home router, but his question is more about protocol operation than "how do ...
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Change Title of the community?

I am new to the network engineering community. Today I have done a very well formatted question and I realized that the community is not related to consumer grade networking products and not even ...
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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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Why are my edits being rolled back?

This discussion is about why a seemingly valid edit was rolled back. Recently I asked a question that was off-topic due to the cabling being in a residential location rather than a business location. ...
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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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Network Engineering is not a welcoming place

This may seem like a click bait title but it's actually not. We all know that Ron is the most actively guy here on this community, but that ended up locking the place as one moderator with an strict ...
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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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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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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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Linux IPTables questions

Is this on, or off-topic? What are entries in kernel ip table?
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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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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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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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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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Question about tools marked as off-topic

My question was marked as off-topic. This question is not about a home network. However, while reading the rules of NE, I see there is a requirement for the question to be about: tools used by ...
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Would DHCP be considered off topic here?

Re: How DHCP works? I feel DHCP is rather on topic for network engineering.
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Come back to the question below: tunnel and VPN

Is tunnel a shortcut connection in internet? I read that tunnel is like protective cover for data. How this protective cover is created. What is this protective mean? Is it like Encryption? I ...
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router switch functionality/configuration - deemed off topic and closed - I disagree

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Configuring strict port isolation in home network I am a non networking engineer looking for functionality advice VPN/VLAN/IPSEC ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't such wide a question be systematically blacklisted?

A subject as "network problems" seems to be much too wide to contain the beginning of an analysis. In a practical case: network problems the problem presented shows in fact not the least beginning of ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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My post about wifi Easy Connect was incorrectly closed as off topic

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does Wi-fi Easy Connect/Device provisioning protocol (DPP) require support from the AP too or just the STAs? A user said you read ...
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What SE community to ask non-professional Networking Engineering questions?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Why doesn't SSH from ethernet connected device to wireless device work on local network TLDR; I'm fine with having my question ...
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Programming has a home in Enterprise Networking

This stack exchange is not true to the nature of the next generation of network engineers. There are new questions in enterprise networking with regards to automation, orchestration, buzzword and we ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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My question was closed without an answer but I see other similar questions answered

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: In an IGMP V2 membership report message, isn't the destination Ethernet address based on the multicast group IP address? What I was ...
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Self-taught networking. How do you get examples?

I'm not sure if this question would be on topic, so I'm asking here first, so it could be answered or re asked on the forum, or just removed. I've been watching videos and reading about networking. My ...
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Question immediately rejected on networkengineering.stackexchange.com for content irrelevant to the question

I don't spend much time on meta. So please give me a chance. I've been referred here by a mod. I took time to write up a detailed question, for a very specific network related question on auth ...
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Question about debugging an ipsec VPN connection - off topic

I have the following situation: for an ipsec VPN endpoint, I am trying to troubleshoot failing connection and use vpnc tool. Is a question like this going into more detail of the output offtopic?