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ICMP
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Short for Internet Control Message Protocol, an extension to the Internet Protocol (IP) defined by RFC 792. ICMP supports packets containing error, control, and informational messages. The PING command, for example, uses ICMP to test an Internet connection.



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More Information

  Connected Encyclopedia's ICMP protocol overview
Briefly explains the control functions of ICMP and its limitations.

  ICMP Messages
A complete listing of ICMP message descriptions as they appear in RFC792. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Overview of TCP/IP and the Internet
Good overview of Internet protocols, including sections on IP, ARP, OSPF, RIP, ICMP, and IPv6. Also includes links to all the RFCs that define the Internet protocols. Updated on Apr 8, 1998

  RFC 792
Requests for Comments document for the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).

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