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Old 01-04-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question why wont my box accept pings?


Hi Everyone.

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

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Old 01-04-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
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By which means is it connected to the outside
world?



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What is the output from
iptables -L -n -v;
 
Old 01-05-2004, 02:08 AM   #4
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The box is connected via a DSL soho router, I a WIN XP box on the same network will reply to pings.

IP Tables;;

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:31 AM   #5
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Sorry, having read my post i realise the idioc of my question.

Obviously its the router that will respond to the ping as the modem is built into the router.

Still why its not working is a mystery - but that isn't a question for this forum.

Sorry all
 
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Check to make sure you don't have ICMP set to deny/drop anyways.
 
  


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