ICMP stands for Internet Control Message Protocol. It is primarily used by the operating systems of networked computers to send error messages indicating service status.

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Is there a way to test alternate IPv4 routes?

i am using Hurricane Electric's Tunnel Broker service to get IPv6 connectivity. TunnelBroker lets you have access to the IPv6 Internet by using a standard IPv6 tunneling protocol. You send IPv6 ...
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Filter ICMP packets sent from my IP address in Wireshark with the Packet Filter

I want to filter the ICMP packets sent from my IP address in Wireshark. I tried the following expression: ip.src == xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx && icmp But the problem is that it shows packets with ...
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How is ICMP unique?

I just read this in Wikipedia: Although ICMP messages are contained within standard IP datagrams, ICMP messages are usually processed as a special case, distinguished from normal IP ...
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Traceroute to IP address fails, but traceroute to domain name with same IP address is okay. Why?

When I traceroute to this IP (108.162.198.181) it stops after 1 hop. But tracerouting to a domain (www.gomodule.com) with the same IP shows 9 hops ending in that target. traceroute to ...
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test of ICMP block

In my bash scripts I have been using something like: until fping -u google.com; do echo "$0[$$] Network/DNS down?? $(date)" 1>&2 && sleep $(($RANDOM%(1 + ++trynum * 1) +1)).222; done ...
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What could be causing problems on pinging Windows 8 machines?

Here at my job I have five machines with Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed on it. Today I was testing the network conectivity and any of the five machines answered to a ICMP ping request (but ...
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Difference between TCP and IP tunnelling?

Can someone please explain in terms of the OSI (or TCP/IP) layers, what is the difference with what goes on when you tunnel IP or TCP, say over the ICMP protocol (although the latter doesnt really ...
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ICMP Tunnelling IP vs Tunnelling TCP?

Could someone please explain the difference between tunnelling IP data using ICMP packets and tunnelling TCP data via ICMP? Obviously I know this is going to be something relevant to the different ...
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How to use ICMP to verify the accessibility of a site?

If I want to know for sure that a web site is really blocked by the authorities or the site itself faking it, what kind of a method can I use..? I mean that when we use tracer it just use the ICMP... ...
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Linux: How to monitor incoming pings

Can I somehow monitor incoming pings on a Linux machine? netcat doesn't seem to support that.
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What is ICMP broadcast good for?

To configure Linux to ignore ICMP broadcasts (to protect from SMURF attacks), I have added the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf: net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1 Anyone knows what are the ...
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Is it possible to tunnel ICMP over TCP?

I don't want to tunnel TCP over ICMP (as ptunnel does), I want to go the other way around. I'm in the situation where I have TCP (HTTP) connectivity to a machine but an internal firewall over which I ...
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Process does ICMP port scan on my OSX box and I am afraid my Mac got a virus

I noticed that my 10.6.6 box has some process sending out ICMP messages to "random" hosts, which concerns me a lot. when doing a tcpdump icmp I see a lot of the following 15:41:14.738328 IP macpro ...