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ping vs telnet

Going to ask a dumb question....

If you cannot ping an IP does that mean that telnet will not work?
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Tom Knowlton
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Frosty555Commented:
No - the server/router/device your are pinging may intentionally ignore ping requests (they do not respond to ICMP packets) for security reasons. Just because you can't ping it doesn't mean it isn't there.
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Frosty555Commented:
By the same argument - just because you can ping a device does not mean that it supports the telnet protocol.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
How interesting....makes sense!

So pinging and telnet are mutually exclusive ... neither requires the other in order to work
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
thx
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