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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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Network Engineering — Top User Swag!

If you are one of the 72 users in the first two pages here, I have some great news for you! We want to send you a token of our appreciation for helping this site and community grow healthily into what ...
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What is the forum to discuss topics related to internet traffic engineering?

I am unable to find a correct forum to post my questions. This must be a dilemma for people treading in boundaries. I have a few questions related to traffic engineering. Where should I post? Here, I ...
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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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Answer old question with additional information and updated statements

I saw an old question by chance [link] which was (in my opinion partially) right at the time, but since then there are more facts. Is it accepted to post 1. more information on the original statement ...
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Linux IPTables questions

Is this on, or off-topic? What are entries in kernel ip table?
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Could we get more options added to “This question belongs on another SE site”

If you vote to close a question because it is off topic at Network Engineering SE, but on topic elsewhere, there isn't really a built in consistent way of indicating where that question should have ...
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Ad for Network Engineering is broken in the sidebar of another Stack

I spotted what looks like a broken ad for Network Engineering in the sidebar of Science-Fiction and Fantasy: If I inspect the underlying HTML, this is what I find: <div id="SE20-ad-container" ...
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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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Winter Hats Are Coming Soon!

We'll do this again, as we've done in previous years. The Details This year's event will start on 14 December 2015 and run up to and including 03 January 2016. Users will be able to see all ...
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Wireless CCTV Network reactivation question Entertained?

Are CCTV network questions entertained?
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Time to revamp our help/on-topic page

Our help/on-topic page has served us well for the past couple of years (a huge "Thank you!" to Craig and Mike for doing all the heavy lifting on it). However, some of the examples that were used don't ...
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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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What makes this question on-topic?

What makes this question on-topic on networkengineering.stackexchange.com? I'm asking because so far I felt that NE.SE is mostly about low-level networking concepts and/or professional network ...
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Add Comment help text

I noticed on another stack exchange site, when you clicked "add comment", you got a little run down on the mini-markup in the comment section: This doesn't exist in the Network Engineering SE. Is ...
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Closed as Primarily Opinion based

I just want to understand the specific close reason for this question: Why http + ssh is not popular? While I understand the question text seeming opinion based, "why has it not been as popular...", ...
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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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Network Engineering Stack Exchange Doing Quite Poor

I visit this site often and notice (1) the same old questions churning and (2) very little questions posted by anyone with a reputation over 1. A vast majority of the activity is by 1 or 2% of the ...
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Tags for storm control

I'm coming from Serverfault I just opened my first question here on Network Engineering. Since we're in beta, I would like to recommend the tag "storm-control", and since I don't have 300 reputation ...
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SE Feature Req: Can we edit our “too broad” close message?

Background We do not want to have to add comments when closing things. (It slows us down.) We've already had a discussion about adding an additional close reason for "not enough details". This ...
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Question on configuring IPv6 on an OSPFv3 server closed as offtopic?

The question "IPv6 link-local addresses for virtual interfaces are identical - how to assign “link-unique”? " has been put on hold as offtopic on NE. Help page "What topics can I ask about here?" ...
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Is the http-proxy tag off-topic?

There is an http-proxy tag. Aren't both the subjects of HTTP and proxy servers off-topic? Did this used to be on-topic and we are keeping it for historical reasons?
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Negative Answer Votes After Severely Edited Answer

What is the best way forward with answers that are severely edited; to the point where they no longer hold their original intent? In specific, I'm referencing this post: It's signaling the wrong ...
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Graduated and new design, so let's take some time to polish the site

It's taken a while, but the site has graduated from beta and we have been given a great new design to make the site look great. However as I look around, I still see areas where we as a community need ...
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Shall we add one or more custom “Off-Topic Close Reasons”?

9 July update 3 voters doesn't seem to be enough interest to make the change I was proposing. 1 July update Noone has expressed "don't do this". Speak up soon. Also, proposed wording has been ...
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Site graduated! New design launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please ...
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Community input on T-ball questions: Encourage or Discourage them?

What? Where by "T-Ball questions", I mean, relatively easy (compared to a lot of our crazy-hard-troubleshooting questions) questions which have a clear answer. This would be in the "most ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Network Engineering's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They've replaced the pro-tempore crew* — please thank both teams ...
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Why was this link-only flag declined?

Someone recently posted a link-only answer to this SNMP Memory measurement question: The Stack Exchange Community Mods seem to believe that this is not an answer. However, my flag was declined: I ...
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How does the community feel about answers that are primarily just a link to another resource?

I recently provided my standard comment to an answer that was primarily just a link. This comment currently reads as so: Could you please edit your post to provide more details from the link? To ...
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unexpected close/bounty interaction

Turns out that a question with an open bounty cannot be migrated to another stack. This question is off-topic. But, it does have an up-voted answer, so that would lead me to migrate it to Super User, ...
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To what degree should a question overlap with another for it to be marked as a duplicate?

My meta question stems from this question: What is the last valid host on the subntwork 172.28.0.0/20? It was closed as a duplicate of Mike Pennington's (phenomenal, btw) answer in this thread. ...
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2015 Experimental Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Let's edit our site's “Default Off-Topic Close Reason”

Shall we change our default off-topic close reason? **15 June - Complete ** Our "Off-topic Close Reason" has been updated to match the top-voted answer below. 12 June LAST CALL! Read, vote, ...
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Can SE auto-add a comment based on the close reason?

A while back, I started pasting in carefully crafted text clippings before I press the moderator-instant-death-close button. Aside from that being extra work, it obviously doesn't happen when the ...
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Handling obvious troll/spam users?

Since this user continues to exist, and I know other users have noticed the nonsensical answers they are spouting... how do we intend to handle this kind of abuse?
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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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2015 Experimental Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the experimental moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates ...
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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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Being a more open community?

Dear fellow network engineers, I have been trying to contributing my two cents to this community, and have gotten back many interesting bits of knowledge in return. However, the site's strict ...
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“How to make CUPS work on an IPv4 secured network?”: which group suits this question?

I submitted this question on Ask Different but it is also clearly a network engineering question (my tool is tcpdump here :) ): How to make shared printing works on an IPv4 only network? Do you have ...
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Network Engineering site design (UPDATED)

I’m Kurtis, senior product designer at Stack Exchange. First, I wanted to congratulate you because this site is now starting the process of moving out of beta to become a fully-graduated site! Well ...
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Can we have a third moderator again?

We're down to two of us. I've been trying to stop by more often to keep up with the review queues, and Mike P has been very busy flagging via normal, non-moderator powers. But as the site traffic ...
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Thoughts on users posting URLs and their partial content as their answer?

What are peoples thoughts on accepting/up voting answers where a user has simply copied a few lines from another website and used that as their answer? I don't really like and would down vote those ...
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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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Stylistic Editing of Answers

I've been making contributions to the site for a while now, and there's one thing that keeps happening that...well, it grinds my gears. I consistently have my answers edited by (obviously well-...
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Possibility of Alternative URLs

What would the process be to change our URL to something more "snappy" than networkengineering.stackexchange.com? 10+ syllables is quite a mouthful to use when attempting to get the word out to ...

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