Allow outbound ICMP for specific programs only

Posted: 06-25-2008, 01:46 PM

Call it paranoia - I set up the firewall to block all outbound traffi
by default, and to allow traffic only if it meets a rule.

I experimented with ping and tracert from the command prompt.

Normally, they both don't work. When I create a rule to allow outboun
ICMP traffic, they do work. That's what I expect.

Now I change the rule. Instead of allowing outbound ICMP for -an
program-, I change the program to C:\Windows\System32\PING.EXE , and
leave the ICMP part as it was. I expect that ping still works, but tha
tracert doesn't.

However, neither ping nor tracert works. WHY? To state my questio
differently: is there a way to allow outbound ICMP for ping, but t
disallow it for tracert (or the other way round)

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