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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 18-Jun-11 12:00:10
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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In reply to a post by Tox_Laximus:
Theres one born every minute, so why do they have to post in my thread?
It's a discussion. You don't own the thread.



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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Jun-11 20:45:03
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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My bro who services servers for a living said 'I tend to switch pinging off at the router to stop script kiddies finding a live IP they can port scan, there are no effects from switching this setting off.'

What a load of [censored].

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Standard User Tox_Laximus
(member) Sat 18-Jun-11 21:51:12
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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An ancient chinese proverb comes to mind.

'He who has retards dribbling on his window can not send a clear message out'

Pings off is more secure, anyone who say other wise is a [censored] retread...

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Jun-11 22:34:03
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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I was more referring to his "there are no effects from switching this setting off".

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 18-Jun-11 22:58:19
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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Pings off is more secure, anyone who say other wise is a [censored] retread...
That must be very tyring.



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Standard User John_ON
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Jun-11 13:54:12
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Re: MER / MTU / Respond to Ping???


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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
Yes, but disabling ping replies on routers does not disable all type of ICMP, just the ones dealing with ICMP Echo.


That's what you'd hope. Without actually testing, I've seen some routers (remotely, so not sure what they were) that ignored ALL ICMP when the owner told me they'd "blocked ping". Including all the useful ones :-/


Apparently, it's quite common for domestic routers to disable all ICMP when ping is disabled.

With the amount of open ports due to msn, yahoo, auto software updates etc, I don't think preventing a router responding to pings gives even the sightest improvement in stealth.

John.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 22-Jun-11 07:46:56
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With the amount of open ports due to msn, yahoo, auto software updates etc, I don't think preventing a router responding to pings gives even the sightest improvement in stealth.


Thanks smile

If you're Steve Gibson (of GRC fame) then he thinks disabling ping is important - but then he is in the US - where is very common to NOT use a router at all, and plug your only computer directly into your cable or DSL modem. Which is another thing all together smile

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