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Where can I ask questions for networking?

Is there any Stack Exchange site for Cisco CCNA/CCNP/CCIE and Juniper Networks professionals?

That is, for people who configure and support ISP grade WAN, MAN and Corporate Networks.

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    Have you tried ServerFault?
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:03
  • I know about serverfault, but why should you mix network administrator questions and system administrator questions on one site? Those two are completely different things
    – Troydm
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:06
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    @Troydm: Seriously?
    – user1228
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:06
  • Why not? I know many ppl who know how to configure cisco router but have no experience in configure unix servers. Those to things are related but why should you mix them up on one site?
    – Troydm
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:09
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    The closest match I could find is this: Networks, closed by Robert Cartaino as a duplicate of Serverfault, which seems to second @Jon Seigel's initial comment. Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:12
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    @Troydm it seems you're misunderstanding something about Stack Exchange. No one person is an expert in all topics on a site. Winforms is a top tag on Stack Overflow, but I know literally nothing about them. Should I be disallowed from SO?
    – Nicole
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:24
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    @Troydm Perhaps we should have different sites for PHP and C++ programming, we wouldn't want to "mix them up" on one site.
    – user229044
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 17:47

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Sometimes it isn't quite as clean as Al suggested... You may wind up dividing your questions between implementation (on Server Fault) and theoretical (Stack Overflow)...

Also see:

  1. Where can I ask questions for networking?
  2. How can we improve moderation of IP networking questions on Stack Overflow and associated sites?

Seems like Server Fault

Server Fault is for system administrators and desktop support professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity. If your question is about …

  • Servers
  • Networks
  • Desktop PCs that you maintain in the workplace

and it is not about …

  • Networking outside the professional workplace
  • Running servers at home for personal use
  • General personal computer troubleshooting

… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

(Emphasis mine.)


The on-topic place for applied networking questions is Server Fault.

And yes, you're right, there's very little cross-over between installing Microsoft Exchange Server and configuring a carrier-grade switch... but you have to draw the line somewhere otherwise you end up with HP-Procurve-exchange, juniper-exchange, extreme-networks-exchange, Cisco-routers-but-not-the-3900/2900/1900-range-because-they-suck-exchange, exchange2003-exchange, sendmail-exchange, c++-exchange, c#-exchange and so on.

And no chance of ever finding the right place to ask your question among all the flame wars about whether or not a new Cisco IOS revision or Exchange Server service pack or .NET version that changes C# around a bit warrants a new Stack Exchange site or not.

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