Re: blocking icmp...
On Sun, 25 May 2003 07:31:02 -0700
Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.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