singraham at okcca.net
Fri Sep 29 17:05:12 UTC 2006
Sam Wilson wrote:
> > Ping is generally a bad connection test. It uses ICMP which most
> > wi
> > ll
> > block.
> Any sane firewall will accept ICMP. TCP and UDP don't
> operate correctly if you block ICMP.
> The only problem with ICMP/ECHO was with directed broadcasts
> and any router purchased in the last 10 years has support
> for directed broadcasts off by default.
>With respect there was also the ping of death, and many net admins fear
>DDoS with ping so think they should block it.
I was informed today from the webmaster in question that they are
blocking ping on their website so my pings were going unanswered.
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