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Is the http-proxy tag off-topic?
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I would say it depends on the exact context of the question, but in most cases, yes, discussions about a proxy would be off topic. (as it's almost entirely a server or software discussion.) How to ...

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Are questions regarding cabling at home on topic?
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As long as you NEVER reveal that you're talking about a residential setting, perhaps. However, the instant the truth is known, the question will instantly, and permanently, be off-topic (aka "closed".)...

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How does the community feel about answers that are primarily just a link to another resource?
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Answers should (?must?) stand on their own. A link-only answer fails that test. If for no other reason, the linked-to content could (a) move, (b) be offline, or (c) deleted, or (d) [WORSE] be replaced....

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What‘s the benefit of labeling so much off-topic here?
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Short answer: things are marked off-topic because they're off-topic. The fact that people won't read the FAQ -- or understand what's there -- isn't something we can control. A great many people are ...

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question about tcp retransmission debug closed saying off-topic
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There's nothing we can do here. There's very little information about what exactly is being done. (custom application, and "raw tcp") As the problem doesn't happen through other ISPs, a VPN, ...

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Why was my question closed then deleted?
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Keep in mind, closed questions can be deleted by the system. (i.e. "Community") However, it should never remove questions that have answers. In this case, the history shows there was a vote to delete ...

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Yet another closed question based on the word "home" existing
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If their interest is purely in the theoretical (and for NE, practical) differences in latency, then they should leave out all the off-topic bulls**t about their original motivations in home networking ...

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Is this question off-topic?
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It's a common misconception that it takes less power to not transmit user data. The truth is, every interface that's "up/up" is continuously transmitting -- either user data, or an idle pattern. It's ...

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I disagree with the closure of my question
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You are first and foremost asking a yes-no question. Does this exist as a standard? No. Is someone going to propose it as a standard? I'm not aware of any, but I can't read the minds of ~7bil people. ...

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Why was my question considered off-topic?
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The entire question is one of Subnet Math™. Questions like this get asked All. The. Time. Any "networking professional" should know this stuff already. Almost all of these questions get closed, ...

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Why is my question about auto-configuring an enterprise router off topic?
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the server does not respond to the request on the broadcast IP That means it's not a router configuration issue. Furthermore, he's provided zero information on how the router and server are connected ...

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Discouraging answers to off-topic questions
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Questions asked here are not carved in stone. They can be edited to become more-or-less acceptable. They can be moved to other exchanges. The score of an answer should reflect the quality of the ...

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Why are my edits being rolled back?
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Even if the edits did not put the question on topic, were they invalid edits? There is no "rewording" of home networking that can ever make it on topic. You admit with the original post that it was "...

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I disgree that this is off-topic; it is about routing and NAT, how to best use them together
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I truly believe that that you're being unnecessarily restrictive here. This at it's core if about how packets should be routed, regardless of the software being used And you refuse to accept the ...

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Please reopen question about physical travel affecting wifi connectivity
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The question is fundamentally one of physics. As asked -- and not particularly well asked -- the answer is "any non-zero speed", because if you're moving and the AP isn't, you will, eventually, move ...

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Commenting but not answering
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I would also point out, if I can answer your question in the space (and limited formatting) of a comment, you're question is possibly of very low value/quality. (for the record, this very answer is ...

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Correct place for network development and theory questions?
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Your first case may seem ok, but it's too broad and will be answered with too much opinion. How a specific device -- and to some extent, the specific firmware -- handles things would be much more ...

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please reopen question about network packet analysis
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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 ...

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my question is about strange behaviour in a juniper srx 340.. that is not a consumer device
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The question is not about a host configuration, but why the SRX won't learn a MAC for the secondary address(es). Get past the word linux, already.

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Under what cirumstances can questions about network layouts, desirables and pitfalls for a specific category of environments be considered objective?
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By not listing any "products", you are eliciting a shopping list in the answers, and a potentially never ending series of "I've done it with [X]" opinion answers.

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Off-top site recommendations
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Because we're still in "beta".

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Will questions about iptables, or other host-based firewall software, be on topic?
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At the concept level, yes. But in the specifics, not so much as it's an OS level question at that point -- and depends on a number of OS-side specifics.

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Issue with an abbreviation RDT that affects close reasons for questions
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I have to agree with @Effie. While such questions are almost universally off-topic, they are so because of their academic nature. Stop-and-Wait, Go-Back-N, and Selective-Repeat are all academic topics....

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Negative Answer Votes After Severely Edited Answer
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Actually, as I read the original question, the intent was to match a MAC within an L2TP payload. If that's the case, then Royston's original answer is 100% correct; there's no ACL language to look ...

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