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Re: Heartbeats Straw Poll
In message <Pine.LNX.email@example.com>, Jan
>On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Michael Richardson wrote:
>> No need. The SA tells you.
>> You just don't care if you see the ICMP Echo Response. You see *traffic*
>> that is that is enough to know that things are alive. If you see no traffic
>> for awhile, then you must force some to see if the SA is alive. The only
>> thing that this screws up is some NAS/client PPP idle timer, but all
>> heartbeat/make-dead protocols screw that up.
>I also don't remember seeing that all hosts MUST answer to icmp echo
>requests. Lots of hosts don't. Lots of firewalls don't. Your policy may
Section 184.108.40.206 of RFC 1122:
Every host MUST implement an ICMP Echo server function that
receives Echo Requests and sends corresponding Echo Replies.
As for policy issues -- they're connecting to *your* gateway, so you
define the service requirements.