I am not a professional sysadmin and I asked a question which was understandably poorly received.
I'm a developer and I'm learning server management in bits and pieces as I try to use the same knowledge and techniques that sysadmins do for a home-server setup that I'm doing "for fun". Because I'm learning in bits and pieces, this leads to incomplete knowledge which I try to fill by available online material, or if that doesn't help then by asking a question on some forum.
I felt that of all the stackexchange websites, the question was most suited to serverfault knowledge areas. However, it seems like these questions about "basics" are uncommon on the website (indeed
intranet tags which have 100s of questions which all discuss things assuming that people have near-complete knowledge of how these work and are set up) because most users are professionals and discuss more advanced things.
I'll look harder elsewhere for answers to this specific question, but I wanted to understand if in general these kind of questions are unfavorably recieved on serverfault so I am careful with my future questions.