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For questions about network architecture, where it is a framework for the specification of a network's physical components and their functionality and configuration.
For questions about logging in relation to network devices. For instance, you are configuring logging on your switch or you are troubleshooting a log issue on a router.
For questions about loopback interfaces on network devices. For instance, you want to configure routing on your layer 3 switch and for that you want to configure a loopback interface.
For questions about the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) typically used in VoIP and IP telephony.
For questions about Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), a data link protocol typically used in establishing a direct connection between two nodes.
For questions about load balancer network devices. For instance, the Citrix Netscaler, Barracuda load balancer etc. All hardware related network devices, that function as a load balancer for a compute…
For questions about network data, where the payload is the data that is carried on behalf of an application. It is usually of variable length, up to a maximum that is set by the network protocol and s…
For questions about Wireless ad hoc Networks (WANET) or Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), where the Ad-hoc network does not rely on a pre-existing infrastructure, such as routers in wired networks or ac…
For questions involving the IPv4 or IPv6 Forwarding Information Base (FIB).
for questions about the life of a packet *within a switch, router, or firewall chassis*. Do not use this tag for questions about traceroute, or traffic engineering.
For questions about or involving the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series. For instance, you are setting up a Nexus 5000 or troubleshooting an issue with it.
For questions about or involving private VLAN. For instance, you need to split a running VLAN into sub domains or sub-VLANs inside a VLAN.
For questions about or involving the Juniper SRX Series routers and firewall solutions. For instance, the Juniper SRX110, SRX220, SRX300 etc.
for questions regarding VPLS, the Virtual Private LAN Service, which allows ethernet-based point-to-multipoint Layer 2 VPNs to be implemented as a MPLS service.
a subsidiary of Dell Technologies and it can be used as a virtualization software for network devices. You should only use this tag in relation to on topic network…
For questions about Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), where it is a proposed encapsulation protocol for running an overlay network on an existing Layer 3 infrastructure. For instance, a VM needs to be d…
For questions about or involving the Cisco 6500 series. This Core router comes in many varieties like, 6504, 6506, 6509 etc.
For questions about or involving the Cisco NX operatingsystem. For instance, you are configuring a Nexus switch or troubleshooting a problem with a MDS 9000 multilayer switch. All network devices, tha…
For questions about Syslog on network devices. For instance, you are configuring syslog on your switch or you have have problems with syslog not showing on your router.
For questions about the Network Time Protocol (NTP) on network devices, where this tag should only be used when configuring NTP on an on topic network device.
For questions about Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System (TACACS) and its variants (XTACACS, and TACACS+).
For questions about duplex on an interface spanning all on topic network devices. For instance, you are troubleshooting an issue where two devices will not negotiate the correct duplex.
For questions about network standardisation. For instance, you need to standardize your network topology and therefore need help with your configuration design for a specific network device series.
For questions about 10 Gbit BASE optics for network devices. For instance, the copper based 10GBASE-T or the optical based 10GBASE-LR. There is a wide variety of optics.
For questions about or involving the Cisco 2960 Series switches. This includes the newer versions like 2960S, 2960X and 2960XR.
For questions about Voice being transported on a computer network. Like VoIP, this tag should be used in relation to any configuration or troubleshooting that involves Voice traffic and Voice data. Re…
For questions about or involving the Cisco ASR router family. For instance, ASR1000, ASR9000 etc.
For questions about virtual interfaces on network devices. For instance, you want to bridge two interfaces on a router and want them to be in the same Layer-2 broadcast domain. In this scenario, Bridg…
For questions about or involving the network routing software suite Quagga. You should only use this tag when Quagga is installed on a dedicated server, that has been converted to a pure network devic…
For questions about Autonegotiation in a network perspective, where Autonegotiation is an Ethernet procedure by which two connected devices choose common transmission parameters, such as speed, duplex…
L2TP (Layer Two Tunneling Protocol) extends the PPP model by allowing the L2 and PPP endpoints to reside on different devices interconnected by a packet-switched network. Use this tag for questions a…
For questions about Frame Relay. For instance, you have a location in a rural area, where no other connection is possible, therefore you want to setup a Frame Relay connection and need help configurin…
transmitter/receiver pairs that are required for a physical network interface. Most often the term is used for modular transceivers (SFP, SFP+, QSFP, GBIC, XFC, ...).