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  • is there any tool i can use to block pings?
    which works just like NAT or router that ignores pings?
    thanks in advance ,
    RR

    Monday, September 21, 2009 5:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi Curious,

    Before moving on, I would like to let you know computer cannot choose which packages we do not want to receive. In other words, all packages will be received on our computer(including ICMP). Windows Firewall will check all packages, if the traffic does not match an exception, the packets are dropped and do not continue through the TCP/IP stack.

    If we cannot prevent packages before computer(such as using a router), we will receive it. However, the package won't affect our computer.

    For more information, you can refer to:


    Hope it helps.


    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Friday, September 25, 2009 9:06 AM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:35 AM

All replies

  • Simple:

    instruct your firewall to block icmp echo requests. I Think, almost all firewalls can do that.

    Zahni
    Monday, September 21, 2009 9:18 PM
  • not the same here bro, i have blcoked every type of icmp echo requests as possible and even various types of ICMP messages but still dont seem to work for me,it looks like some hardware ping which i read an article about that ,at somewhere i dont remmember now but must be some API allwoing it! i found out that it occurrs while i get connection resets which looks like this when u type netstat -s : Reset Connections = 220 so i figure if i find a proper tool to evade pings at all then would make me a happier guy,i know echo pings doesnt expose my pc and cant cause any manjor damage to my networking but u know ,i just dont want those guys knocking at my door every once in a while asking me to open it ,i just want to ignore them! regards, RR
    Monday, September 21, 2009 11:36 PM
  • You can set the rules on router and Windows Firewall, does it work?

    Thaks.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:01 AM
  • i wish i was behind a router but the only weapons i have is a dialup 3G modem and nothing else =/
    if i had a router like in old times ,i would be like WALL and block every attempt with no sweats,simply by setting up in the router "Ignore pings-Ignore Traceroute" ....
    I needed some kind of software that works like a router with the option to Ignore pings etc etc...
    Best regards,
    RR
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:48 AM
  • Hi Curious,

    Before moving on, I would like to let you know computer cannot choose which packages we do not want to receive. In other words, all packages will be received on our computer(including ICMP). Windows Firewall will check all packages, if the traffic does not match an exception, the packets are dropped and do not continue through the TCP/IP stack.

    If we cannot prevent packages before computer(such as using a router), we will receive it. However, the package won't affect our computer.

    For more information, you can refer to:


    Hope it helps.


    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Friday, September 25, 2009 9:06 AM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:35 AM
  • Hi Robinson Zhang,
    thats what i figured cause everytime i receive the ping ,it shows that the packet was received but discarded so i guess  no harm to my network!
    thats Robinson :D
    Kind regards,
    RR
    Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:41 PM