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Has ping been retired?
Contributor - Level 2

There's a utility I used to use named ping.  I found it useful for some kinds of troubleshooting.

I recently cranked up ping after not using it for years.  All the sites I tried pinging did not respond.  I tried pinging my dslrouter, and that did respond.

Have they disabled the ping responder at a lot of sites that used to carry it?  Or is there some intermediary fielding my ping requests and not forwarding them?

Re: Has ping been retired?
Champion - Level 3

Not sure whether you're pinging from the Command Prompt or a separate utility, but all of my pings respond just fine.

Some sites do disable ping (mostly to prevent DoS attacks), but a ping to your router should always get a response.

Are they just timing out?

Re: Has ping been retired?
Super User
Super User

Since the router won't respond to what I think is a typical ICMP Ping (not a UDP ping), are you sure a Firewall installed on your system is not blocking it?