In ICMP terminology, "echo" is what we normally call "ping". So "uses
ECHO protocol" might just be another way of saying that it uses ICMP.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...mplete_list.29
& search for "Echo Request" & "Echo Reply".

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [fw-wiz] ECHO Protocol
From: peng liu
To: firewall-wizards@listserv.cybertrust.com
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:00:03 GMT+0300 (IDT)
> All,
>
> I am checking the ICMP protocol these days and some documents say that
> Ping command in Windows uses ICMP protocol, while others say that Ping
> uses ECHO protocol, which is through TCP port 7.
>
> So my question is which protocol is actually used by PING command in
> Windows?
>
> Pengy
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