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Can I somehow monitor incoming pings on a Linux machine? netcat doesn't seem to support that.

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

You can use tcpdump ip proto \\icmp to monitor incoming pings (ICMP echo requests)

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You could setup a rule in iptables that logs icmp packets.

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If you want something nicer than tcpdump (GUI and stuff), you can try with Wireshark.

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