network diagnostics - firewall

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May 8th, 2007
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Hello all,

Usually, in a large environment, it's good to do the basic testing of pingpath, tracert, etc to determine if a device is responsive or not.

By default, I read that pix firewalls block all icmp packets which would hinder the above technique useless.

Does anyone know how to enable icmp packet flow on a pix firewall? It would be ideal to allow it for a specific user/i.p address or even internal machines.

If icmp is enabled on the firewall for anyone, would this cause any issues, congestion or security problems?


Correct Answer by David Stanford about 10 years 2 months ago
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