I've just finished reinstalling Mandrake 9.2 on this box and for some reason it wont accept pings from the outside world.
As far as i'm aware i have not changed any settings from what i had on the last install, the security level is the same.
The machine will reply from within the lan, if i ping it from the router console it will reply, but if i log into my external shell acount it will not reply to pings.
At first i thought it may be the isp but my collegue is on the same isp and his windows box will reply to echo requests.
Not the biggest problem in the world , and i was actually planning on making this happen
but i would appreciate knowing why.
PS The Box is not totally cut off from the outside world, it will still accept connections on all its open services