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In the external links sections, you should add a link similar to this.
There's an existing link to Curlie's IP Addressing Page, which has links to many IP address (and subnet) related online tools and tutorials. Some of those links are really good, but many of them are pretty old (just HTTP too) and do not cater to the needs to modern world fast paced networking requirements.
For example, take a look at the following requirements which are not covered by Curlie provided links, and there are only a few ones on the internet which does so, I think reference to such tools (better if on the same page) would be pretty useful for cloud and network engineers, and developers:
1. Subnet creation: Not just cloud engineers with limited networking experience, but network engineers too, many a times struggle to create subnets (say plan IP addressing scheme) in an orderly manner. 2. Finding overlapping address 3. Creating supernets 4. Verify if an IP or subnet already exists in a network
Your thoughts on this?
- Not done, we try to only link to high quality sites in that section, rarely do we link to tools. However you are correct that all the links on that Curie site are outdated and very unhelpful, so I've also removed that. – Thjarkur (talk) 20:02, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
Could you provide any references from Wiki which directs us to do so and any references on how to gauge the quality of a website? I believed that the quality of content matters on Wiki, not the name of a website, may be I was wrong. And when does that rare condition occur when you would want to link to tools? Thanks 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:38, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
- See WP:RS and this list. When there is a disagreement among editors, we most frequently use WP:BRD to decide what gets included in articles. ~Kvng (talk) 16:32, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
- There is some information at WP:LINKSTOAVOID and WP:NOTDIRECTORY. This particular website is something self-published, and it's to specific to be of much help to most readers. – Thjarkur (talk) 22:10, 7 September 2020 (UTC)