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From: Ryan Voots <simcop2387@...>
Subject: Re: firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:06:29 -0500
On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 16:17:49 +0100
"Oliver Schad" <o.schad@...>  Add to Address Book wrote:
> Probably you think ICMP is dangerous too. There are a lot of brain dead 
> admins who blocks ICMP packets and they wonder why connections to some 
> websites are broken or if they administrate the packet filter before a 
> webserver they wonder why some user grouches they wouldn't get a 
> connection to the web server.

thats one reason i don't block it, some services and things use it to look for hosts that are up, what i wish i could do is some type of limit where it would only send replies to them at a certain rate, just so that a ping -f on 12 machines to my machine wouldn't cause a huge bandwidth surge from my machine.

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