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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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Question solved but solution not available for disclosure, how to proceed?

I did a follow up this morning to a question from last year for which I was curious what could have happened as it was silent. Through the comment section I inquired the person that ask to provide an ...
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Migration request

Some time ago, I asked How can one redirect to a new host all traffic destined for an old host? on ServerFault. Alas, I never received a satisfactory response. With hindsight, I’m not too sure why I ...
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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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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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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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The link to the source of my question leads to a 404 error

In the revision history of my question, the link source for the last version of my question gives a 404 error. I have found no direct working way to have the source of the last version of my question....
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My profile wrongly says that I have not asked any questions

I was looking for the question I have asked. (I have found it, since.) I went to my profile. My profile says : “0 Questions” [sic] “You have not asked any questions” This is wrong. I have asked ...
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Recommendations and Polls

Some questions: Why are recommendations, and polls off-topic? How can I delineate whether a question should be closed because it is related to being a recommendation or poll? Is there an on-topic way ...
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Stance on Questions that Originated from Brain-Dump Sites

A question regarding summarization was asked today, and after a quick google search, I found that the question was taken from several brain dump sites, including testking and How2Pass. I personally ...
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Same, but different questions?

How are nearly identical questions supposed to be handled on NE/SE? Are they always to be treated separately with votes and rewards or is there a mechanism have moderators or more privileged users ...
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What is our stance on vendor representative posts?

We all knew this was coming at some point. Employees of vendors or their sales partners jumping in to answer questions. Vendor employees or sales partners can be great resources to answer questions ...
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Are problems installing a network management software tool on or off topic?

Another point to discuss and clarify. When someone is trying to install a piece of software for network management, and having an issue, should that be on or off topic? Even though it is more of a ...
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Are route server or looking glass questions on topic for NE?

There is a posted question about a looking glass and it has already received several close votes as off-topic (an aside, this is done without comment, so there is no chance for the OP to improve their ...
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We need your questions - now!

You are reading this post on meta - great! So you are interested in this site, and very probably you have been watching it for some time. Seeing the questions come in, do you think, it's launching? ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a place for open-ended questions and/or discussion?

Within the Stack Exchange structure is there a place for discussions and general sharing of information? In addition to specific questions and their answers I'd love to have a place where I can ...
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Are questions about specific devices off topic?

Are questions about a specific product off topic? For example, about problems with a certain hardware model, questions about upgrading a specific product. It's already discussed if comparison and ...