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Becoming Pingable

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Becoming Pingable

Hi,


Everytime i goto ping a website in dos my sygate firewall says allow or block or i could allow it through all the time, i just let it through when i ping just incase anything comes through with it if i allow it through all the time without asking, My question is would it be SAFE to allow it through all the time.?


Thanks...
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Becoming Pingable

Yes.
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I have just upgraded to 1mb. I was doing a speed test via one of the sites mentioned in MTU tweeks. However I got the result that I was not "pingable". I use Agnitum Outpost free firewall (no support) - Can anyone tell me what settings I need to change to allow this function to work?
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Becoming Pingable

Are you using a router? If so it is probably blocked on there (most have ping from outside disabled).

Don't know outlook so can't help with it's settings.
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I thought most security sites tell you not to become pingable, it doesn't directly pose any danager, but it means your more visable on the internet.
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Yes, I do run through an origo router, and if being "pingable" is no big deal I'll leave it as it is as it all works fine. Thanks for your input.