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Re: blocking icmp...

On Sun, 25 May 2003 07:31:02 -0700
Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org> wrote:

> On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 09:56:07PM +0800, Hanz wrote: 
> > In setting up a firewall will there be any negative side effects if
> > i block icmp?
> Well, other than it breaking the TCP/IP standard and making some
> servers think you don't exist (some ping back), no.

How would declining to answer pings "break the TCP/IP standard"? That's like
saying if you don't answer the telephone you're breaking the telephone


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