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What port do I open on my firewall to allow ping?

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I have a Windows 2003 server I want to be able to ping through my firewall so I can make sure it is running.
What port do I need to open up on my firewall to allow me to be able to ping my server from home so I can make sure it is running?

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by:rmurdockfed
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ICMP (ping) doesn't have a port.  You will have to open up that service or whatever your firewall calls it.  Which firewall are you using?  We might be able to narrow it down on where to go in your firewall config to allow that.

See section 2 of this article:

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/firewalls/firewall-seen.html

Also, are you using NAT with your firewall?  You'll want to double-check that your 1-to-1 is setup properly.

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by:TheCleaner
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For what it's worth this is a very BAD idea.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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your mad! set up RRAS and VPN in, 10 mins work which wont throw your entire security into the bin
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by:bilbus
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ya not a good idea
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kshays earned 500 total points
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Oh yeah, very bad idea for sure. No NO no nO.

If you were wanting to make sure it's running then you should have some type of monitoring software that will email you if it's rebooted, shutdown or whatever.

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