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    hi!

    can i setup my server to be able to ping other machines, but if PINGed, will return an error message. in other words, it cannot be PINGed.

    thx!
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    That's a more complex question than you might think. First of all, is your server also your firewall? What is the server running (linux, windows)? The short answer is that, yes, things like that are possible...

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    hi chris,

    i should have said my pc (not my server) running xp and one running 2003 (a test db server actually).

    i saw my query being implemented on a linux mail server. so i thot, maybe it will run on windows as well.

    any ideas how?
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    If you have a firewall you can usually set it up to block pings.

    Another solution is to use an external router and configure the router to block pings. On the low end of routers, Linksys, for one, can block external pings. The advantage in this case is you can still ping inside your LAN for troubleshooting/testing purposes.
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    hi!

    dont have those hardware, how bout a bare xp/2003 box and an nic.

    how do u set it up to block pings?

    thx!
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    You have the songle computer connected directly to a cable or dsl modem? Can't do you want, then. At least, not that I know of. You need a firewall or router... I could be wrong here.

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