ICMP Echo

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    While performing a "Shields Up" test, the only test I failed was the ICMP Echo test (see below). What type of rule can be created to pass this test?

    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif,MS Sans Serif]Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet. Most personal firewalls can be configured to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests in order to better hide systems from hackers. This is highly recommended since "Ping" is among the oldest and most common methods used to locate systems prior to further exploitation.[/FONT]
     
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    Re: ICMP Exho

    Here is a screenshot of my rules. First on the list is to block ICMP. o_O
     

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    Do you have a router in between your computer and the Internet? If so that is what ShieldsUp is scanning and not your computer.
     
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    Yes. Thanks, Disciple. :)
     
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