How to disable ICMP echo requests (Ping) on Windows Vista Home Bas

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by AChung, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. AChung

    AChung Guest

    Is it possible to disable Ping reply on Windows Vista Home Basic or its
    Windows Firewall? The setting is recommended by GRC's ShieldsUP making my PC
    invisible on the Internet.
     
    AChung, Jul 5, 2007
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  2. AChung

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Ipsec is on Vista but I don't know about Home Basic.

    http://www.petri.co.il/block_ping_traffic_with_ipsec.htm

    If you want the machine to be invisable to the the Internet with all inbound
    unsolicited traffic block to the machine by default, then put the machine
    behind a NAT router.

    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/about-NAT.asp
     
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 5, 2007
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  3. AChung

    BillD Guest

    By default, "Ping reply" is disabled.
    By default, with Windows Vista firewall all computers are invisible on the
    Internet
     
    BillD, Jul 5, 2007
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  4. AChung

    AChung Guest

    Dear Mr Arnold

    Thank you for your detailed information.

    Regards.
     
    AChung, Jul 6, 2007
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  5. AChung

    AChung Guest

    Hi, BillD

    Thank you for your advice.

    Regards.


     
    AChung, Jul 6, 2007
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