On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 17:56 +0000, John Reilly wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 17:22, John P. Looney wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 05:11:30PM +0000, John Reilly mentioned:
> > > Blocking all icmp is bad. Blocking echo packets and their responses
> > > doesn't cause any harm.
> > Except piss people off that try and debug network problems.
>> Agreed completely, but going back to Nils comment/question. If its only
> echoes that are being blocked he's going to have a very hard time to get
> that changed since it was probably purposely set up that way. If all
> icmp is being blocked, he has a better argument for change since
> blocking all is likely to break stuff.
>>Every port bar 80,25,22,53 is blocked.
So there is no way for it to report packet failers.If I'm reading rfc792
right, if I ping a computer it and fails it should tell me if its a
Destination Unreachable,Time Exceeded etc.
quote from rfc792 "The purpose of these control messages is to provide
feedback about problems in the communication environment, not to make IP
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