I was recently looking at a network in which the client-machines could access a webservice endpoint but could not ping it.
And there are other machines that can ping the webservice endpoint, but which do not utilize it. However, these other machines do connect to service the client-machines, and of course, can ping both.
All machines in question are on a private network that extends to private and public physical locations.
So, why would some of these machines
DROP packets and others