February 11th, 2002, 11:31 AM
ICMP blocked question
Im running sygate, it blocks the following:
Blocked ICMP Outgoing 224.0.0.C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
Netblock: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (IANA-ARIN) email@example.com
Domain System inverse mapping provided by:
STRUL.STUPI.SE 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Is this who assigns my "IP" number for the net...? Should I allow this?
my stove is hooked to the internet?
February 11th, 2002, 03:08 PM
ICMP packets are to do with 'ping' and 'tracert' commands. I'm pretty sure these are not
malicious communications. Maybe a more knowledgeable member could agree or not as
the case may be.
February 11th, 2002, 05:36 PM
224.x.x.x is the multicast address. It could be allot of things. What aplications are running?
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February 11th, 2002, 06:17 PM
It's probably just your computer announcing it's presence, windows tends to do that on initialization of the TCP/IP stack and at random intervals. Whether you block it or not probably makes no difference whatsoever.
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