Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You can't ping a port

"You can't ping a port."

You just can't - 'ping' is ICMP and ports are a TCP thing.

If you want to make sure a port is open the correct thing to do is telnet to the port.

Technical bits aside ... 'you can't ping a port' is fun to say and brightens my day.

" the action is at the user interface level. "
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