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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I ask Virtual Network related post on Network Engineering site? [duplicate]

I created an post The Virtual Network in the Super User Site. It's content mainly is the Virtual Machine can not connect to the Internet. Because this is Virtual Network related, so I want to know ...
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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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Where should I ask this question?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Should I configure router as bridge? I don't know where is the right place to ask it. ¿Super User, or there is a more specific ...
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Intersection of networking and virtualization? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about networking and virtualization which was marked off-topic: Why aren't packets being passed along Linux bridge to a container?. If it was purely about ...
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Correct place for network development and theory questions?

As far as I have understood correctly this SE site is NOT the correct site for the following two types of questions: Questions about network protocol theory Example: "How is a packet routed if the ...
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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 ...
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Correct procedure for inadvertant privacy breach?

What's the correct procedure if accidentally one posts private information such as a password?
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Cabling issues and tools on topic?

As I just had a question of mine put on hold for questionable on-topic-ness, I thought it might be worth discussing the issue here, since I don't think it's adequately handled by the existing rules. ...
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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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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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Reason for this DHCP question being off topic

DHCP discovery ingnored by servers I asked a question about the DHCP protocol ("Which part of the protocol do I not understand") and was given a comment indicating that at least one of the close ...
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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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network-restart-command-doesn't-work-in-root-but-works-in-home-directory

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Network restart command doesn't work in root but works in home directory
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After close the question, why do you delete it?

Link of the question: https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/50591 A guy marked my question as off-topic. Ok, then I researched on my own, and get the answer: https://github.com/...
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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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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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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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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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What is the scope of Network Engineering community?

I keep seeing sometimes the question being marked as 'off topic' and don't get a clear reason why it is marked so. I would like to understand what is the scope of Network Engineering community. Where ...
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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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Does Network Engineering have a question timeline or history of all events occurred?

Reason behind question is similar to: Is there a way to see the history of changes made to a question or an answer? The following page only mentions this kind of feature for SO, SF, and SU: Feedback ...
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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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In what way is this question off-topic?

Bridging VLAN trunks on RouterOS Some 4 years after being posted, this question of mine concerning 802.1q VLAN interface/trunk configuration on Mikrotik/RouterOS devices was closed as off-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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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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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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Reset "review queue"

I recently acquired the "review queue" privilege and looked at a queue (new user posts). Just wanting to view without changing, I pressed "skip" for them all. Is there a way to put them back in the ...
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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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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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Off-Topic Question Clarification

My question is around questions like this: How do Telco's reduce your network speed? I completely agree that questions about networks outside of our control should be off-topic. In the linked ...
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DNS setup and routing protocols on or off topic here?

I'll confess I'm confused about whether DNS setup and routing protocols are considered on or off topic here. Could moderators and similar clear this up?
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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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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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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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I can offer bounty to get right answer to my question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: How to make wireless router to connect to 2 P2P WiFi cameras in client mode at the same time I really need your help to get the ...
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Can Ethernet Packets be Accessed via WiFi?: Question edited to be on topic

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Can Ethernet Packets be Accessed via WiFi? Hi everybody, I had a think about the most common occurrence in my experience and ...
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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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Cat 6a cable with 2 ports socket?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Cat 6a cable with 2 ports socket? My question was put on hold because "NE is a site for to ask and provide answers about ...
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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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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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