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RE: icmp echo-requests?
From: "Daniel R. Miessler" <danielrm26 () hotmail com>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 02:39:28 -0500

in my firewall logs I see a lot of echo-requests within the internal
network. Of
course, the simplest answer to these events is that pings are causing
these events.
But on these machines definitely no pings are startet to that times. 

An echo-request IS a ping (or at least part of it).  There is no
difference.  When you 'ping' something you are just using the ICMP
protocol to try and contact a certain host.  This is done with an
echo-request (a specific type of ICMP).


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