About icmp-shell tool and ping-tunnel app-id

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About icmp-shell tool and ping-tunnel app-id

L4 Transporter


I want to watch ping-tunnel app-id on traffic logs. So I tried icmp-shell tool generated traffics and then went through FW.

But These traffics showed icmp app-id.

First, What should I do to seeing ping-tunnel app-id?

Second, Is it impossible to use icmp-shell tool?


KC Lee


L6 Presenter

Hi Cheon,

Please find Ping-tunnel appid descryption: Application Research Center >> ping-tunnel.

Ptunnel is an application that allows you to reliably tunnel TCP connections to a remote host using ICMP echo request and reply packets, commonly known as ping requests and replies. Tunnelshell is another such client/server program written in C for Linux users that tunnels a shell using ICMP and other methods.

ITs seems you can only use either Ptunnel or Tunnelshell.

Let me know if this helps.


Hardik Shah

Beat me to it!  I was just about to paste this in also.

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