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For what it's worth I think Ron does a great job keeping the signal-to-noise ratio managed. The reason you see so many closed questions is that there is a lot of noise - a seemingly never-ending stream of people who don't understand subnetting, students copying and pasting homework questions, etc. My observation is that there tends to be observations like ...


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the off-topic reason changed to it not being "about professionally managed networks in a business environment. " As I explained, that is not the reason. Yes, questions about a telephone network are on-topic, the same way questions about a data network are on-topic. Unfortunately, questions about the hosts (endpoints) of the networks are not on-topic here. ...


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Was hoping to reply to this earlier, but this is the first chance I have had to finish my answer (so I apologize for what may now overlap Ron's answer as well). Please consider that part of the reason your post is not on topic here is that it does not fit in this community so both the number and quality of answers you will likely get here are not what you ...


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To be clear, 'network engineering' typically is about designing and configuring networks, not building network devices. Your question is mostly focused on server design/configuration and programming. There are other stack exchange sites for that: https://serverfault.com and https://stackoverflow.com. These specific topics are off topic here, so I can follow ...


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It is not that I am having a bad day. The decision on what is on- or off-topic here is a community decision. An off-topic question is placed On Hold for a few days to give the author a chance to try to edit the question to be on-topic, if possible. If nothing happens with the question, it will automatically delete after a few days of inactivity. The ...


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The flag rejection was mistaken... see here for details Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?


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If you go to the main page of Network Engineering the majority of the questions are always closed as off-topic. That is because they are off-topic. Should we just ignore the site rules? It was closed because there's no paid support from the upstream vendor. That's sad. We all know that Mikrotik is heavily used on enterprise networks, and it's very big on ...


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This wasn't a question of "how to find certain kinds of packets". UDP is connectionless, so there's no specific type of packet to look for. The "initial" packet is simply the first one you see, and that's a programming question. How to find a specific bit pattern is a more acceptable question. However, it is a round-about way to ask how to use a specific ...


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Seems that Network Engineering Stack Exchange will soon celebrate its first anniversary. Great!


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