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Windows 2008 doesn't reply to ping / ICMP packets print
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Windows Server 2008 by default does NOT reply to ping packets (which technically are ICMP packets).

To enable this to go:

Administrative Tools - Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Scroll down to File And Print Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-IN) (or v6 if you are using ipv6)
Enabled this rule

Generally ICMP and Ping is useful for quickly checkig if machines are up/down, i.e. during a reboot pinging it. Leaving it off secures you by reducing the attack surface which I'm sure is why it's off by default.

Created by: steveradich last modification: Monday 24 of March, 2008 [22:17:59 UTC] by steveradich



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