A proxy server was added using export http://link:port/.

I try to ping google.com and there is no response, the DNS is able to resolve an IP. wget of google.com works.


Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0 link-local * U 1002 0 0 eth0 default UG 0 0 0 eth0

ip tables:

:INPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [21:2344] -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited -A FORWARD -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

any ideas?


google and most other publicly accessed sites are configured to NOT RESPOND to ICMP requests, as it is an attack vector for denial of service type of attacks. But wget is a web browser for all intents and purposes. Hence the website will respond to http and https requests, and probably nothing else. And there is nothing you can do about it.

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    Google does answer to ping, your answer is not related to question. (Unless they select certain countries where they block it, but in all western that I've tried it has worked.) – D.S Jan 14 '16 at 23:01

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