What's the communities view on questions of a theoretical nature, I.E. things/situations that would never happen in real life but are still quite interesting. Of course, this would only reffer to things that were still within the FAQ/Rules (I.E. have a possible answer based facts and are actual questions, rather than discussions). They might even contain some information relevant to real life things.
An example I was thinking about earlier;
What if my datacenter had open racks, and anyone could just wander in and plug their laptop into an Ethernet cable behind our firewall. Is there any way to prevent Ethernet connections to the network from unknown MAC addresses without having to firewall each server.
Obviously IRL the real problem would be having such an un-secure datacenter, but in this theoretical situation what's the best course of action?*
So yeah, are questions about unrealistic/impossible things acceptable?
*Don't answer this question here, I actually had a think about it and have probably figured out a way to do it, I just wanted to give an example. So yes, the example theoretical question is in itself a theoretical theoretical question. My brain hurts