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Ping reply says packet filtered-> what does it mean

Posted on 2014-04-18
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I am trying to ping the server that belongs to different company and it says packet filtered, can someone help be understand why it says packet filtered ? is it due to firewall at my company network or is it due to firewall at abc-xyz network

ping webftp.abc-xyz.com
PING webftp.abc-xyz.com (12.149.7.22) 56(84) bytes of data.
From abc-xyz.customer.alter.net (157.130.57.12) icmp_seq=2 Packet filtered
From abc-xyz.customer.alter.net (157.130.57.12) icmp_seq=3 Packet filtered
From abc-xyz.customer.alter.net (157.130.57.12) icmp_seq=5 Packet filtered
From abc-xyz.customer.alter.net (157.130.57.12) icmp_seq=7 Packet filtered
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It means that 157.130.57.12 is blocking your ping (ICMP) request and telling you that, so ping requests are not accepted by that host.
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to me this seems like IPSEC is configured either at source or destination. This is generally the msgs with ESP/AH configuration in IPSEC.

Pls check

TY/SA
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