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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Sergei Kostigoff <sergei at kostigoff dot net>, "Michael A. Alderete" <lists dash 2003 at alderete dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] User Docs: Getting Started with m0n0wall
 Date:  Tue, 27 Jan 2004 16:05:11 -0700
At 05:04 AM 1/23/2004, Sergei Kostigoff wrote:
>Could you please mention on how to enable ICMP, and advise why it is not a 
>good practice to do it.

ICMP is a part of the TCP protocol.  If you're going to be a good net 
citizen, you =should= enable it.

Otherwise, how are your LAN clients going to do MTU discovery, or find that 
a host is unreachable, or that there is a routing loop out there, or...

The only ICMP service you could make a good case for blocking is "echo 
request", which could be used to map your network.


          -crl
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