Cannot Disable ICMP Redirects By Changing "EnableICMPRedirect" Registry Value
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Windows 2000 can disable ICMP redirects by changing the value of the EnableICMPRedirect value in the following registry key:
The default value of 1 enables ICMP redirects, and 0 disables ICMP redirects. Modifying this registry value to 0 should prevent the creation of host routes when an ICMP redirect packet is received. However, changes to the value of this key have no effect on ICMP redirects.
This problem can occur when Windows 2000 looks for the EnableICMPRedirects (plural) registry value instead of the EnableICMPRedirect value.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------------- 5/29/2001 07:54a 5.0.2195.3649 118,800 Afd.sys 5/31/2001 03:31p 5.0.2195.3649 104,720 Msafd.dll 5/30/2001 02:28p 5.0.2195.3650 312,240 Tcpip.sys 5/29/2001 07:53a 5.0.2195.3649 16,208 Tdi.sys 5/31/2001 03:32p 5.0.2195.3649 17,680 Wshtcpip.dll
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To work around this problem, create the EnableICMPRedirects registry value so you can enable or disable ICMP redirects.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
For additional information about ICMP redirects, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: