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enable/disable ping

Discussion in 'Networking' started by florent, Jun 22, 2003.

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  1. florent

    florent Thread Starter

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    Hello forum,

    This is just a simple unanswered question: can anyone explain how to enable / disable a wan ping to make the pc more stealth against hackers and port scans?

    merci,

    florent.:)
     
  2. Rockn

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    You can't really keep anyone from the outside from pining your WAN interface. If your LAN is protected and using non public IP addresses you are pretty much secure. There are a lot more invasive probes than just the good ole ping.
     
  3. florent

    florent Thread Starter

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    ok, let me rephrase my question, technically how do you enable / disable a wan ping?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can't keep people from pinging your WAN address, but if you configure your router/firewall to not answer pings, you can keep them from getting a response. :)
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Depends on your router or proxy server setup. My SMC router has a check in the WAN section to disable ping responses on the WAN side in the configuration screens.
     
  6. florent

    florent Thread Starter

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    may I have a screenshot of it?
     
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