Sunday, January 3, 2016

Allow ping (Echo request) in Kaspersky and Windows firewall

  • When using the Kaspersky (in my case, the internet security variant), in order to allow incoming Ping from same subnet or any address, the following Packet Rule must be added manually under Settings ->Protection -> Firewall -> Configure packet rules:

There is also a corresponding "Network rule template", so no need to fill in all these fields manually.

  • When using Windows Firewall, may be necessary to enable the following inbound rule "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-Out)" for the corresponding profile (Public/Private/Domain):

In my case, a new subnet was added under Properties -> Scope -> Remote IP address in order to allow ping from a different subnet in the same Local Network:

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