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Developer questions

Are questions from developers about, for example, writing a routing daemon on topic? I'm thinking specifically about question like internal application processes rather than how the protocol works. ...
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Congratulations! You're about to graduate… with a twist

I wanted to pass on the announcement that this site has been cleared for graduation… congratulations! Graduation comes with it some perks — a listing in the footer of the other sites, ...
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3 votes to close on DNS and DNS Hijacking question?

https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/17323/domain-record-hijacking I actually thought it was a pretty good question and could make for a good answer, but then I saw it already has 3 ...
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Please improve edit reviews: no radical changes to the post

I noticed for a long time that as a whole, this site needs to improve how we review suggested edits. This is one example from a legion I could choose from; it's not intended to call out an individual,...
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Come back to the question below: tunnel and VPN

Is tunnel a shortcut connection in internet? I read that tunnel is like protective cover for data. How this protective cover is created. What is this protective mean? Is it like Encryption? I ...
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Regarding questions about Cisco IOU (and other pirated software)

Can someome delete my account from Network engineering? I don't like my IOU question being closed. PS: please make sure you delete all the Dynamips related Q&A . That is a software that Cisco ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Network Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Are HP Certs Legit?

My medium sized company uses primarily Procurve products. In an effort to learn some of the academic items that I may have breezed over during my self-taught efforts of the past and also to have ...
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Under what cirumstances can questions about network layouts, desirables and pitfalls for a specific category of environments be considered objective?

I am referring to this question of mine posted several days ago that was put on hold as primarily opinion-based: Ad-hoc network infrastructure for professional meetings requiring high bandwith and ...
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What would it take to lose our 'beta' tag? [duplicate]

How does Stack Exchange weigh or determine whether a site is ready to no longer be considered "beta'?
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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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Why was my “ISP speed calcuation” question closed?

I just wanted to know how do we calculate the actual bandwidth requirement for a small office (30 users) before ordering the actual Internet line from isp we have 4 Dell 2950 servers , 4 Cisco 3560 ...
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Ban the “network” and “networking” tags

I would like to suggest banning the network and networking tags. Any question we ask on this site is by definition a network question. As such, these tags wind up being a magnet for off-topic ...
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2014 Winter Hats Event - Please Vote

As 2014 comes to a close, Stack Exchange is offering Network Engineering a chance to participate in their Winter Hats event to finish out the year with a little bit of fun. Winter Hats are offered ...
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Preformated Text with Bold/underline, etc

After banging my head against the wall on this question, I resorted to simply using lots of BR HTML tags so that I could markup the answer to highlight certain parts. Surely, however, I'm not the ...
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Why are my edits being rolled back?

This discussion is about why a seemingly valid edit was rolled back. Recently I asked a question that was off-topic due to the cabling being in a residential location rather than a business location. ...
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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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Website with memorable static IPs to test connectivity?

This question was marked as off-topic at SuperUser and StackOverflow, if this is the right place, please let me know so I can edit the post and place the question here. https://superuser.com/questions/...
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Questions about telecom networks

Perhaps this question is not supposed to be here, but I really need this answered! Is it the right place to ask questions about telecommunications networks? Like if I have some questions about telecom ...
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Problems in LAC,LNS, Private Addressing and L2TP

I have the following question, which I posted on the main site; however, it was closed as too broad. There was a concern expressed since this is not a question about the operation of my own network, ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Network Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Network Engineering Community Plagiarism Responsibilities

This question is referencing posts, such as this, that are clearly plagiarizing others work. In this case, others work on this forum (not to mention horrible formatting). I have found some guidance ...
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Where should I ask BSS/OSS questions (most programming) regarding telecommunication?

I am a developer building BSS/OSS software. I have some questions regarding how to fit my software into industry standard. I am wondering where should I ask those questions? The questions will be ...
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vs. Server Fault

I just discovered networkengineering.se. What kinds of questions are appropriate here but not appropriate for Server Fault? I ask because somebody on Super User just asked a question regarding ...
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Why Are Questions about Virtual Networking Appliances “Off Topic”

I asked a question earlier today https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/9596/how-to-configure-source-nat-private-ip-public-ip-outbound/9599#9599 which is currently flagged as "On-Hold" ...
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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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“Community Bulleting Board” went away?

Did I miss a memo? :) Did the "Community Bulleting Board" feature -- the colored block that used to show things we[moderators] tagged with a certain tag -- go away? We used to have the "asking ...
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Are questions regarding “telephone networks” on-topic?

Are questions regarding telephone networks or SMS networks considered on-topic? I have two (real) examples: How do we find out the "sending" date and time of an SMS? When we receive an SMS, the ...
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Cleaning up posts only referring to dead links

Can we please regulate our behavior whenever we encounter useless comments or answers? I am not discussing external references. I simply want to know what I can do to get a post removed which does not ...
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Meet us at Cisco Live 2014

Fellow Networkers… if you're going to Cisco Live US this year, and want to meet up during the week please add your name below. I'll be there, and I think Daniel Dib will as well. This would ...
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NetworkEngineering syntax highlighting

Please turn on syntax highlighting on NetworkEngineering.SE so questions like these are more readable... Discussion about Python OpenFlow Controller answer which requires TCL code
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Post moved to server fault incorrectly?

https://serverfault.com/questions/584605/dhcp-troubleshooting-client-timeouts/584634#584634 This post was moved to server fault, but the issue was definitely in the switch config. This issue occurs ...
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Correcting a spelling error on the “On-Topic” help page

Sorry to make my first post on this site to Meta, but as I was preparing to ask a question on the main site I stopped by the What topics can I ask about here? help document to make sure my question ...
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Is this Chrome SSL warning expected behavior?

Chrome threw an SSL warning at me when I tried to login. This is the story of how it all went down. Earlier today I created an account on the Network Engineering Stack Exchange site. I created the ...
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Are questions related to TCL code on topic?

Are questions related to TCL code on topic? I'm referring to questions like "How to do this with TCL?" or "How to improve this TCL code?" or "This piece of code does not work" etc. Of course I'm ...
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Guide to moderating Network Engineering yourself: Close Voting

Last month, we crossed a big site milestone: 5000 visitors/day. In case you haven't noticed, that came with a non-trivial increase in questions (they increased by almost 50% since a few months ago). ...
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Why can't I ask any Networking question on NE?

I asked this question, but it was closed as off-topic. I have a general question though; I think you should be able to ask any networking-related questions on Network Engineering - why not?
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What do we do with: “On which Layer RIP Protocol works”, and others like it

The RIP to OSI Layer Question Consider this question: On which OSI layer does RIP work: In which OSI Layer RIP Protocol works? Can some one explain in which layer it works and justify that? At ...
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ServerFault On-Topic Subjects

Does ServerFault have any intention of removing "Network routing, switches, and firewalls" from their on-topic listing? Most Stack Exchange sites come to fruition because there isn't any other ...
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IPv6 access to Net Eng Stack Exchange (Or any other SE site for that matter)

Is there a roadmap from the SE staff to get native IPv6 access to networkengineering.stackexchange.com? Or as the title says, to any Stack Exchange site? I've found several questions over on the ...
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Please comment your downvotes

I just wonder will it be better if you will comment your decision to downvote someone's answer? To correct or to specify a more better answer? It's not about getting a downvote, but more about knowing ...
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How do I connect with a computer in a network sharing the same IP

OK, I'm probably the worst judge of on-topic-ness here, but I do feel that this one ought to be OK. He is obviously using a home router, but his question is more about protocol operation than "how do ...
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Assistance with asking: What is the internet backbone?

Disclaimer - I know this question is vague. Please read till the end. What is the tier structure of internet connections (the physical trunk lines) ? Which companies/organizations/governments ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Network Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Recent (help/on-topic) Facelift

To date, we've had some unpleasant Help Center markdown in help/on-topic; if I was a newbie, I wouldn't want to read it. Before: We had Bare ALL CAPS headings Ugly pastel quote blocks Added ...
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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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What tools used by Network Engineers on-topic

Are common tools used by network engineers on-topic. Specifically referencing post “Monitor http traffic in Mac OSX”.
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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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