redpriest1@gmail.com wrote:
> Can I just start with how to block all icmp, that is drop all ping
> requests without response, for now? I promise to be good, no matter
> how frustrated I get. Pretty please . . .
>


This will stop replying to pings:

sysctl -w net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all=1

To turn replies back on:

sysctl -w net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all=0

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