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  1. anybody knows how to disable outbound icmp destination unreachable message


    Hi, Gurus:

    Is there anyway for me to disable linux box to generate icmp
    destination unreachable message?

    thanks in advance.

    /zhenwu


  2. Re: anybody knows how to disable outbound icmp destination unreachablemessage

    a10.part@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi, Gurus:
    >
    > Is there anyway for me to disable linux box to generate icmp
    > destination unreachable message?
    >
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    > /zhenwu
    >


    You can use iptables, for example.
    www.netfilter.org has all the info.

  3. Re: anybody knows how to disable outbound icmp destination unreachable message

    On Nov 12, 7:20 am, a10.p...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi, Gurus:
    >
    > Is there anyway for me to disable linux box to generate icmp
    > destination unreachable message?
    >
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    > /zhenwu


    net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1
    net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all = 1
    then do sysctl -p


    cheers,

    zaher el siddik
    http://www.unixshells.nl/
    http://elsiddik.blogspot.com/


  4. Re: anybody knows how to disable outbound icmp destination unreachable message

    elsiddik wrote:
    > On Nov 12, 7:20 am, a10.p...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Hi, Gurus:
    >>
    >> Is there anyway for me to disable linux box to generate icmp
    >> destination unreachable message?
    >>
    >> thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> /zhenwu


    > net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1
    > net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all = 1
    > then do sysctl -p


    I don't think so. These certainly must apply to incoming echo-requests
    (pings), not destination unreachable messages.

    To the OP: FWIW, it should be possible to DROP host generated unreachable
    responses using iptables, e.g.

    iptables -A icmp_packets -p ICMP -s --icmp-type 3 -j DROP

    Or have a firewall with DROP policy and simply add an ACCEPT rule for
    type 3 ICMP that excludes the host network. Both of these suggestions
    require packet filtering support in the kernel.

    --
    Clifford Kite
    /* The generation of random numbers is too important to be left
    to chance. */

  5. Re: anybody knows how to disable outbound icmp destination unreachable message


    Thanks all for your help. Yes, I think I need use iptable or ipchains.
    thanks again.

    /zhenwu

    On Nov 12, 1:14 pm, Clifford Kite wrote:
    > elsiddik wrote:
    > > On Nov 12, 7:20 am, a10.p...@gmail.com wrote:
    > >> Hi, Gurus:

    >
    > >> Is there anyway for me to disable linux box to generate icmp
    > >> destination unreachable message?

    >
    > >> thanks in advance.

    >
    > >> /zhenwu

    > > net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1
    > > net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all = 1
    > > then do sysctl -p

    >
    > I don't think so. These certainly must apply to incoming echo-requests
    > (pings), not destination unreachable messages.
    >
    > To the OP: FWIW, it should be possible to DROP host generated unreachable
    > responses using iptables, e.g.
    >
    > iptables -A icmp_packets -p ICMP -s --icmp-type 3 -j DROP
    >
    > Or have a firewall with DROP policy and simply add an ACCEPT rule for
    > type 3 ICMP that excludes the host network. Both of these suggestions
    > require packet filtering support in the kernel.
    >
    > --
    > Clifford Kite
    > /* The generation of random numbers is too important to be left
    > to chance. */




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