Since this is a forum for professional networking, I consider helping people to bypass network policies (for a network over which they have no control) to be unethical. I have to think how I would feel if that were my network since an anonymous OP may actually be a user on my network.
Questions related to bypassing network security or policies, except
> Why are recommendations or polls off-topic?
Stack Exchange strives to be an authoritative resource for Questions and Answers. Polls and recommendations wind up being a Repository (of knowledge), which is fundamentally at odds with the structure of SE.
Also note that shopping questions are a subset of recommendations (i.e. someone is asking for a product ...
The question of which port(s) to use in an application is up to the application developer. The choice of which applications to use is up to the business management. The application deployment is up to the software and server engineers.
None of the above has anything to do with network engineering, and this site is for network engineering. Before Network ...
Because "any networking-related question" is not what was decided is on-topic for this Stack Exchange site.
See the site's birth information on Area 51 for how it was created, and see what can I ask here? for what the community ultimately decided was on-topic.
What is On-Topic
Are there any OSI layer4 (or above) network protocol questions which are
Yes, this is even hinted at in the help center:
If the question is about the design, theory or even simply using features of protocols used to operate a network, then the question should be on-topic. Protocols used to operate a network include (but ...
Are host virtualization design or troubleshooting questions on-topic?
Short answer: No.
Host virtualization solutions exist to turn one physical server into many virtual servers. The community overwhelmingly voted purely server questions off-topic .
Could we ever make exceptions for VM questions? Of course, this meta Q&A is intended to cover run-of-...
We could think about it this way:
OSI mapping as a tool: On-topic
If the concepts of "OSI mapping" are something the question uses to try to explain or clarify, then it's on-topic. A made up example which would then be on-topic:
I'm trying to figure out how the FooBazzle protocol manages to resolve
a conflict. If it's working at OSI 4, then it should ...
To be honest, I had never seen this function until you mentioned it. I have no idea if we can enable it on NE.SE (if we would want to) and how to do that (but we could find out, if people would find it worth investigating).
I'm not really sure how effective this measure would be. Quite a number of the closed as off topic questions don't contain that many ...
The industry is blurring the lines more and more between "Server Admins" and "Networking Admins", with things like SDN being very relevant for both Server and Network techs to understand and factor when designing solutions.
I think if the topic is purely about Virtualization... which is to say, if we could replace the words "VM" with "Server" and the ...