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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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Separate and tag traffic by destination ip address [closed]

As ISP, I want separate traffic and tag packets by destination ip address and then send to accounting software then set traffic to free or lower cost. I have multiple Mikrotik radio so i'll send IPFIX ...
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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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Additional Closed Reason [Not enough details]

In the interest of moving forward with making the close reasons more user-friendly, is it possible to add a whole new reason? The most prevalent reason I see for closing a question is because there ...
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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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Disagree with closed question

I have asked question and it was closed because it mentions iPhone and it is commodity hardware. But it also relates to how mobile operator interprets traffic from iPhone HotSpot and it also relates ...
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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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Why was my question closed then deleted?

This question was deleted by Ron Maupin but I disagree that this wasn't a business related question. I was tasked by our customer to resolve an issue where they were unable to access a remote server ...
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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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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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Yet another closed question based on the word “home” existing

Copper or Glass for Low Latency? This question was closed within just a few minutes of being asked as off-topic due to it being related to home networking. The OP even indicates that the initial ...
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A user can't access this per-site meta due to an issue with their account; their migrated post wasn't attached despite them having an account here

(I'm coming here from Meta Stack Exchange. I'm here because one of your users attempted to ask about one of their problems over on that site, where it was first marked off-topic as a site-specific ...
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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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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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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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Why do people hesitate to upvote questions that they give an answer to?

If somebody answers a question, he must believe that the question is meaningful and contributes to the community. Then why people hesitate to give other people credit for asking questions? I think if ...
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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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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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Is this question off-topic?

I wonder if a network, for example internet, will take more or less energy if more compression is enabled. More compression would take more CPU and thus more energy but on the other hand it would be ...
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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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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?
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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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Question about VPNs between multiple doctor's surgeries closed as off-topic

I asked a question about networking - using IP masquerading or something to essentially expose a file server to multiple workers in a pair of doctor's surgeries. As is common in some parts of the ...
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Points awarded for a user being removed?

I have no idea what this is in relation to or why I got points for it. Any way to find out who this user is that got removed and why I got points for it?
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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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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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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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Mention on tour page that this site is first and foremost about enterprise-grade stuff

It's mentioned already on the [help/on-topic] page but it might be also worth adding to the tour page.
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Can we make the 'fiberchannel' tag a synonym of 'fibrechannel' (corrected spelling)?

The SAN technology's name is Fibre Channel. My tag reputation doesn't allow me to fix that misspelled tag.
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Off topic questions: Stack recommendation

I recently asked a basic networking question that could be considered as off topic for this stack. Fair enough, I get that you're trying to run something that is more tailored to professionals here. ...
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Would a question on fax compatibility with VOIP dialing protocol be on topic?

Can you let me know whether a question would be on-topic here? I want to ask a telephony theory question about fax hardware compatibility with the VOIP dialing protocol. My understanding is that ...
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IPSec is layer 4 or above?

I migrated this question from cryptography - as the acceptance or rejection of packages has usually little to do with cryptography. Now I can imagine that it gets closed here, but the reason given is ...
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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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Can you please add more “Why” into the Help centre?

When you're flying and you get the air craft training demonstration, they tell you Help yourself with the air mask before others. It annoys me that they don't say why because you can succum to hypoxia ...
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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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Assign a new public and static IP to a router behind my main router (on hold) - edited

@Ronmaupin @Zac67 Hi Gentleman, could you please check my post "Assign a new public and static IP to a router behind my main route" it's on hold, I edit the post to comply the rules of the group. I ...
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Best direction forward for “On Hold” question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Thousands of Random MAC Addresses in Wireshark WLAN packet capture (single channel) I had flagged for moderator action to move the ...
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Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn Set up an OpenVPN server on VPS(S) I was in need to ssh to office ...
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Why was my question to reopen another question deleted from Meta

Within the last month, I asked a question about reopening this question. I stand in utter amazement that somehow my valid Meta question disappeared. I ask: Why was my meta question deleted? Who did ...
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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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Please reopen question about physical travel affecting wifi connectivity

A new user posted a question about speed of travel affecting wifi, which was closed as Too Broad. It seems a perfectly reasonable network theory question with pretty straightforward answers about ...
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unupvote without any change in question?

This is my question, yesterday I realized it is unupvote and I understand you can not downvote or unupvote a Q or A unless it has been edited. look at my question and see last time was edited and ...
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Site charter question with regards to “best-practices” tag [edited]

The stated intent of the Network Engineering site is: Network Engineering Stack Exchange is for asking questions about professionally managed networks in a business environment. There is little ...
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What should we have in NE “How to Ask” box?

I am concerned about how unfriendly it seems to new users that we invite them to Ask a Question but don't put helpful information next to them when they do. It turns out that Stack Exchange has two ...
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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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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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New to Stack Exchange, suggestions where to move question?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Why are phone calls into company numbers so groggy and distorted? This questions got marked as off-topic. Any suggestions where to ...
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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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Are design questions about “network services” such as DNS on topic?

This question about DNS architecture raises the question, are the commonly referred to "network services" (DNS, NTP, Directory Services, etc), on-topic? The name "network services" itself is slightly ...

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