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Apr 29th, 2008

Can someone explain what ICMP exactly is and what is the proper command to enable ICMP.


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omgjames1 Tue, 04/29/2008 - 09:20

makes sense,

my problem is this...

i am doing a tracert from the outside into my network, everything looks good until it gets to my router, after it hits the router it drops off. If I do the tracert internally, it "loops" though fine.

Any thoughts?


gdrandles Tue, 04/29/2008 - 09:56

Take a look at an ACL's (Access Control List) on your router/router's. You may see an entry that blocks ICMP from the outside as most companies do. For example, if you do an nslookup for google.com you get Google allows you to ping this address. If you do an nslookup for microsoft.com you get Microsoft doesn't allow you to ping this address.

gdrandles Tue, 04/29/2008 - 11:40

It is not recommended to remove the ACL blocking external ICMP traffic into your network. If you want to modify the ACL, I suggest reading the following: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps1018/products_tech_note09186a00800a5b9a.shtml.

Numbered ACL's do not allow you to remove just a single line. You would want to copy the entire ACL into notepad and then make your changes in notepad. Delete the ACL from the router and paste the new modified ACL from notepad. If you just tried to paste the modified ACL from notepad thinking it would overwrite the current ACL, the new lines would be added to the end of the current ACL.


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