Hi every body.
I have few questions about how to view icmp messages on windows xp host.
Let say host 1 is windows xp host, connected to router R which is connected to server , S
Let say router has no route for the network, server is located on. So when i try to open the browser on h1 and type server's dns name, say http://www.S.com which is successfully resolved by R into ip address of server. But i am not able to access server as router has no route for server network. Router will send Icmp unreacable message to host1. How can i view this message on h1 ?
Thanks a lot.
Nothing on XP. You'd have to use something that can view the raw protocol messages like Wireshark that Edison suggested.
You would run that, capture traffic on your ethernet interface, start your ping, and then view the results in Wireshark. That's really the only way to see what you're wanting to on any operating system that I know of. (I don't even think Linux does it natively without tcpdump.)
Native tools, no there isn't.
You can load a network protocol analyzer.
Wireshark is free and very robust http://www.wireshark.com
On the XP host, you would just get a request timed out. I don't think there's a way to get the default "ping" utility on Windows to give you a more meaningful message.
I may be wrong, and I may learn something with the above response :)
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