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Old 12-03-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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can't ping linux box

This is getting frustrating. How can I enable my box to reply to the ping command???

hosts.deny contains...


hosts.allow contains....

ALL: 192.168.0.

Both contain CR after the last entry.

I have other services working (web, ftp, ssh), but can't get a simple ping to work!

Old 12-03-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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Have you allowed ping in your firewall configuration?

Old 12-03-2004, 05:03 AM   #3
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Check iptables, for the icmp protocol. See if it is Accepted, or rejected.
Old 12-03-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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I had the f/w installed, but it wasn't "turned on". I have now enabled it, which all by itself allowed mysql connections. Ping still didn't work. I've added the following rule (after much research) but it didn't help.

:allow-ping - [0:0]
# allow-ping
-A allow-ping -p icmp -m icmp --icmp-type any -j ACCEPT

I realize this isn't secure, but for testing, I wanted to make it as basic as possible. The box (mandrake 10.2) is behind a h/w firewall. I don't even care to have the firewall on this box enabled if not necessary.

Thanks again.


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