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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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by LEGJ1 In reply to Disable Ping

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

Hope this helps answer your question. Ho Ho Ho!

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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.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Disable Ping

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

Leopold

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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.

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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

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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.

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