Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v4 Beta Forum' started by cocolucho, Dec 4, 2008.
The Firewall version 4 warns red "ICMP flooding ATTACK"
What does that mean?
Thanks for your reply
Generally ... ICMP flood attack is also known as a ping attack. It is where one sends large ICMP ping packets to a machine repeatedly to make it so that this machine doesn't have time to respond to other machines. Some people will create DoS (denial of service) attacks like this , too. If they use multiple computers (who are unknowingly being used) to attack, it is also sometimes called a Zombie attack
One or more machines sends ping (ICMP Echo Request) commands to a computer or network so that it uses all of its bandwidth to receive and respond to the pings. Normally this causes a Denial of Service to the machine(s) being targeted. ESS detects this then.
Thanks for your answer but something more simple to understand, please
The firewall is blocking an attack and your computer is safe .
You are welcome!
Thank you, excuse my ignorance
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