Block ping from the internet

  • Posted August 27, 2014


I setted up an openvpn server on ubuntu.

But how can I block incoming ping (icmp) on my public ip from the internet?

Thank you


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If I apply a firewall in DO control panel to/for my droplet, I can no longer ping my Ubuntu droplet/server. Then how can I do basic troubleshooting? How to allow pings thru this firewall?

sudo iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j DROP
sudo iptables -A OUTPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j DROP