Ping doesn't work, but I can browse through the internet

Pinging my default gateway is working properly and I can browse google and facebook in my browser. But, ping and ping on my terminal are not working.

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

Is just stuck. I also tried to reinstall resolvconf with sudo apt-get remove --purge resolvconf && sudo apt-get install --reinstall resolvconf. But still it doesn’t work.

Asked By: Ben


Outgoing ICMP (ping) is probably blocked by your firewall or gateway. That you are able to browse the Internet does not need ICMP (ping) to be working. You also might have a proxy configured which allows you to only surf the web.

Answered By: Lambert
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