Zonealarm Failing ICMP/Ping probe

  zipp13 20:46 08 Sep 2006

Hi, got an issue with Zonalarm IS 6.5.737.000. I run a regular external test on my firewall/AV programs using Symantec on line scanner and Shield's Up every so often. To my dismay, both scans showed that Zonealarm was quite happy to shout from the rooftops who and where my IP was, by responding to a ping request, making me a prime target for webhooli's. I've checked ZA's firewall settings, internet zone is set to high and therefore stealth mode, but responding to ICMP/Ping requests does not sound very stealthy to me. Anybody know how to adjust the firewall settings to stop these responses ( current settings all at default and I haven't tampered with them).

Muchas gracias

  cottie 21:43 08 Sep 2006

Are you behind a router that does NAT? It might just be the hardware device that is scanned and not your computer.

  zipp13 21:49 08 Sep 2006

Yeah, I'm behind a router with a NAT firewall, but never had a failed ping test before. Used to use Norton IS but got cheesed off with that and switched to Zonealarm after reading many positives about it in PCA.

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