General failure when pinging localhost

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  1. davemcl

    davemcl Registered Member

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    When I ping localhost I get the following response:
    Pinging BNDEV00.bne.intellimax.local [::1] with 32 bytes of data:
    General failure.
    General failure.

    Disabling the ESET firewall returns things to normal.
    Any idea what causes this?

    TIA
    Dave
     
  2. WayneP

    WayneP Support Specialist

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    If you disable ICMP attack detection, does you still get the same error?

    1. Open the ESET software and press F5 to open the advanced setup.
    2. Locate Personal Firewall->IDS and advanced options.
    3. Uncheck ICMP protocol attack detection.
     
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