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Re: block pings

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 02:24:25PM -0700, Nick wrote:
> how do you stop linux from replying to pings like
> microsoft does.  you can't ping www.microsoft.com or www.msn.com

Too bad you can still get to their web site(s).

I agree with joeyh that disabling pings is silly and fairly
unfriendly to the net.  However, there are two ways to do it
that I can think of:

1) RTFM ipchains (for 2.2.x kernels) or iptables

2) Look through /proc/sys/net/ipv4 and learn about sysctl.

Deliberately vague,

Nathan E Norman                   "Eschew Obfuscation"
email:nnorman@incanus.net  http://incanus.net/~nnorman

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