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Re: no ping



On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, ktb wrote:

> From: http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue55/stoddard.html
> 
> Before you save and close the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, we want to keep
> the system from responding to ICMP requests, such as ping
> and traceroute, so we add the following lines right after the #!/bin/sh
> line: 
> 
>     echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all
>     echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies

	Ok cool. So, is it a security improvement to block these then?

	Mike



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