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Old 02-08-2011, 03:05 AM   #1
jayadhanesh
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Echo Request


Hi,
Why firewalls does not allow ICMP echo request packets. Why are pings not allowed to certain systems?

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Dhanesh.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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Well it just depends on your security policies. ICMP will imply that a system exists (although can be spoofed by honeypots etc.) Personally I don't like permitting ICMP in general. If you have no business connecting to a web service on a given machine, what right would you have to know if that machine can be pinged?
 
  


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