How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
Posted on: 12/13/2010 10:32 AM

Go2Linux posted a tutorial about disabling ping response in Linux

How to stop / disable ping response in Linux


Ping is really useful, when you want to diagnose a network, to be sure you are able to reach a given computer, the good thing about ping is that it lets you know that both ways uplink and downlink are working.
Ping works by sending a package from the originating computer to the receiving one, once it reach the receiving computer, that computer (better call it device), respond with a similar message.
That way you are sure the path is working and that there is an IP enabled device on the other side.



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