The company I'm currently doing work for does not allow ping requests out through their firewall, for "security reasons" and I'm baffled as to why this is a concern.
Before you point me to (e.g.) this question, note that I'm not talking about responding to ping requests made from outside the network. I'm talking about pinging from inside the corporate network.
So, for instance, I was trying to resolve a networking problem on a Linux VM, and (naively) assumed pinging google.com would tell me if I had any connectivity at all(
mtr was not installed on this VM, or I would have used that), and all signs pointed to some network problem, or change in the configuration of the proxy server I had previously been able to get through (using
Is there really a legitimate reason to prevent your own users from pinging outside servers?