Response to ping with Gibson Research Shields Up test

There is a misconfiguration somewhere.
Anyway, responding to ping is nowhere like a security issue.

That’s not quite true. Ideally, a stealth machine doesn’t respond to pings… A stealth machine is better protected than one that isn’t :fog::face_in_clouds::fog:

Of course someone could always use nmap to do ports scanning, for example, but intrinsically, it’s safer not to respond to ping than to respond to it :mag_right::satellite::brick::desktop_computer:

That said, the safest time for your computer is when you unplug it.

Unless you have Comodo :slightly_smiling_face:

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That doesn’t have to do with stealth. You can still allow it and having your system stealth. It’s more the SPI (or maybe the protocol analysis) feature that does that.
In GNU/Linux systems for example there’s no stealth by default and their firewalls doesn’t have SPI because they are strictly just firewalls, still the system responds to clients that scan network ports and report to them as closed. That doesn’t mean they are less secure.

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i AngelArm ! :vulcan_salute:

I work with Fedora… and I would never compare Linux to Windows unless I wanted to troll… :nerd_face:

Otherwise, to answer: what’s futile isn’t necessarily useless. Sometimes you learn that the hard way.
To speed things up, here’s Copilot’s answer:


A proxy is an intermediate server that acts as a relay between your device and the Internet. Here’s how it works:
When you send a request to a website, it first goes through the proxy.
The proxy modifies your IP address using its own, thus masking your real IP address.
It can also filter traffic according to predefined rules (for example, blocking certain sites or types of content).
Proxies are often used to access restricted sites or to protect your privacy by masking your identity.
However, they don’t automatically encrypt your traffic, which means your data can still be intercepted.

VPN (Virtual Private Network):

A VPN creates a secure tunnel between your device and a remote server. Here’s how it works:
Your Internet traffic is encrypted and routed via the VPN server.
Your IP address is masked by that of the VPN server.
VPNs offer a high level of privacy and security, as they protect your data from interception.
They are commonly used to access corporate networks, bypass censorship and protect your personal information.
However, VPNs can slow down your connection due to encryption, and often require a paid subscription.

DNS (Domain Name System):

DNS is responsible for resolving domain names into IP addresses.
Using a third-party DNS server (such as Google DNS or Cloudflare) can improve your browsing speed and security.
Some DNS services also offer malicious content blocking features.


Anonymizers are tools that hide your online identity.
They can include proxy services, VPNs, private browsers and anonymizing networks such as Tor.
The use of an anonymizer depends on your specific needs: confidentiality, access to restricted sites, etc.
In short, choose the technique that best suits your needs: proxy for fast, basic access, VPN for enhanced security, and DNS/anonymizers for specific functionalities. Don’t forget that each solution has its advantages and disadvantages, so adapt your choice according to your context

You can also try to pass the data flow through several proxies, including initially redirecting to, then Tor…

but nothing is guaranteed, as you so aptly put it.

Death and taxes, two things that are guaranteed. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


Let’s also count on the next solar flare to damage our hard drives…!

Too bad Comodo doesn’t protect against that too! :nerd_face:

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Give it time it just might. :grin:


I don’t compare Linux to Windows; they share the same network stack that comes from… BSD to begin with.
I never said it’s futile, just that the assertion is wrong.
Both are secure independently to being stealth or not.

When explorers go to Mars, everyone will have a Comodo pack :grin:

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Already secure my package. :upside_down_face: :rofl:

I’ll never go into space without my Comodo Pack…

Just make sure it’s not a beta! :smiley:

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It really can’t be the BETA version… lol :rofl:
One question has the Firewall been fixed, the bug that was being discussed here in this topic?

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Galaxy Quest-style space conquest…

For Comodo, giving away its online beta on a forum would be like NASA putting its lunar module up for rent at Walmart before its design is complete!

Only aliens can laugh at that! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: