strange ping behavior

Aaron Burke aburke at
Thu Nov 27 23:29:32 PST 2003

> check this out - I have a fbsd 4.6 box on my network, as well as a 
> fbsd5.1 box and several XP boxes. I have a netgear router/firewall (also 
> does dhcp and print server) box as well. The 4.6 box is set up on the 
> network, the netgear dhcp server finds the box, as well as the 5.1 box, 
> so they are 'talking' on the network. The 4.6 box cannot ping anything. 
> I get this error -
> ping: sendto: permission denied
I get this message if I have disabled ICMP via the firewall.
If you have one running, make sure that your allowing ICMP through

This should be as easy as "ipfw 00001 add allow icmp from any to any".

> from any box I try to ping the 4.6 box, and the ping just times out. The 
> 5.1 box works fine. The 4.6 box used to work fine, and was serving web 
> pages, it has apache/php/mysql installed. It went down when the power 
> went out, and since has had the connection problems.
> Any ideas?
What kind of connection problems?

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