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Is it possible? Probing IPv4 IP with IPv6 [closed]

I recently came across with a strange finding, while I was doing a nmap scan on one of a IPv4 IP destination. Please see below are the cases I came across: ISP-1: with only IPv4 IP as source. I ...
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I disagree with my question being put on hold for being off-topic

I don't see how my question is off-topic: Symmetric NAT traversal in 4G LTE networks I get that I made some murky statement, especially something like "forcing the ISPs to abandon IPv4 in favour of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My Question about DHCP over VPNs was put on hold for being off topic, but it's on topic

How are VPN Clients given IP addresses when they connect to VPN Routers such as VyOS? (How do Virtual IP Address Pools fit in?) It's about theory of protocols used to operate a network Can we agree ...
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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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Off topic: How can I measure the exact time differences (offsets) between two machine?

My question is following: How can I measure the exact time differences (offsets) between two machine? How can the time differences between two Linux machine be measured accurately? I heard that '...
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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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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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Automatic “off-topic” warning based on keywords

I saw here that S.E. allows to filter some keywords in a subject. I suppose the same could be done in the question body. I was wondering if we could configure some automatic warning upon detection ...
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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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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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Are historic questions about communications between two devices on topic?

Specifically referring to this question: What kind of networking protocols might have been in use before ARPANET? Would this be considered on topic on this site? Keep in mind this previous meta ...
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Is it off-topic? Discussion of Open Source Alternatives to a Commercial Product

I want to hear ideas on how we can replace a commercial product with a set of open source alternatives however this will involve many features of a commercial product. Would this be off-topic?
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Do we need to be more explicit about homework questions?

It seems to me we're a bit inconsistent about some homework questions. The help guide says no multiple choice questions (I agree), and no certification/education questions (I take that to mean ...
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Extend the “end user” off topic definition to include bypassing network security/policies?

The community has previously decided that "Users / Customers of Enterprise or Service Provider Networks" are off topic, followed by this description. Questions from end-users of enterprise/service ...
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On Topic Questions Here

Help says: Questions one would encounter while operating, maintaining, purchasing, or managing an enterprise / service provider network. The question should be about the operation of your own ...
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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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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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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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Off-top site recommendations [duplicate]

Why is meta.networkengineering.stackexchane.com the only site we can recommend as a more appropriate location for a post when marking a post as off-topic? Why can't we add ServerFault and SuperUser ...
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Interview questions: Are they on-topic?

Suppose someone asks for help with an interview question, such as this one: I was asked this question, but don't know the answer. Any help on how to approach this would be greatly appreciated :) ...
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Historical questions: Yes or no?

I recently asked this question about the reasoning behind the choice of 192.168 as the standard internal IP block, and a moderator mentioned this: I used to think that answering historical ...
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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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LAST CALL for input: Is physical infrastructure on-topic?

Tue Dec 31 update... Info added to On-topic help page. Mon Dec 2 update... Do we have ANY nay-sayers? Last call for input! Physical infrastructure looks to become explicitly on-topic. Original ...
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On-topic/off-topic strictness

I feel some moderators are very trigger happy with closing questions, I'm not sure if this is right policy for new site trying to justify its existence and trying to gather user-base. Consider https:/...
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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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What is ON-topic? Let's improve our FAQ/Help

August 18 Update - Help section has been updated! Thanks to everyone who contributed! I've summarized the topics into the help section "What topics can I ask about here?". August 12 Update – Final ...
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Certification/Education questions

April 2014 update: This is now listed on the what can I ask here? page's list of off-topic subjects. The consensus here seems to be that this site should be limited to technical discussion. However, ...