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I Hate Linux

Saturday, August 20, 2005

ICMP how I missed thee

Last night I made a wonderful discovery, at long last my ISP (Midcontinent Communications) has re-enabled ICMP traffic on their network.

Nearly two years ago due to their issues with some viruses and their not being able to adequately secure their networks against external attacks took the drastic step of disabling ALL ICMP traffic across their network. Sure, this protected them against external attack, but it also prevented their own customers from running a simple outgoing ping.

Looks like they finally got their act together and have secured their systems... I hope, because it was a long two years to not be able to use such a basic network utility.

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