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    Disable Ping

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    by beergod ·

    I want to prevent my machine from answering ICMP echo requests to prevent people from pinging my gateway server that’s connected to the Internet. Kind of like Microsoft’s website. Can this be done on Win2K?

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    • #3546784

      Disable Ping

      by legj1 ·

      In reply to Disable Ping

      Check out Q293626 on http://www.microsoft.com\Support\Knowledge Base

      Hope this helps answer your question. Ho Ho Ho!

      • #3546781

        Disable Ping

        by beergod ·

        In reply to Disable Ping

        Thanks but I already read that article in TechNet. That won’t prevent echo’s, only redirects for routing purposes.

    • #3546724

      Disable Ping

      by curacao_dejavu ·

      In reply to Disable Ping

      I do not think it’s possible without a 3th party software.
      You would need http://www.zonealarm or http://www.winroute.com product for that.

      Leopold

      • #3567686

        Disable Ping

        by beergod ·

        In reply to Disable Ping

        I’m already using one of those products but they only let me know what someone is doing but don’t let me completely disable it from happening. These programs are good for closing ports and preventing apps from communicating but pings are designed topass through firewalls, that’s where the problem lies.

    • #3569503

      Disable Ping

      by ckilday ·

      In reply to Disable Ping

      A question: do you have a router on the “outside” of your gateway? If so, you might consider blocking icmp ping/ping response there instead of at the gateway itself. I also believe that you can turn off pings at the firewall as well. I know I never get a response from our security devices (PIX and Checkpoint1 firewalls) when I try to ping them. Just proposing an alternative. Best wishes.
      – ck

      • #3569449

        Disable Ping

        by beergod ·

        In reply to Disable Ping

        Currently the Gateway is acting as a “router” and the firewall software we are using is running on the Gateway machine, but only temporarily until we get our PIX and routers installed. (We are a startup company) But Thanks.

    • #3569353

      Disable Ping

      by beergod ·

      In reply to Disable Ping

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