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Risk Dashboard

Updated Jan 25, 2024

Enable or disable Only ping the target mode

If Only ping the target mode is enabled, the scanner sends an ICMP echo request to the host. If the host returns an ICMP echo reply, the scanner determines that the host is online and can be scanned.

You can enable Only ping the target mode if you:

These targets might not be scanned if Only ping the target mode is enabled for:

Note: Only ping the target mode does not affect what information is scanned. For example, device name, operating system, or MAC address.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Sign in to the Risk Dashboard.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Config > Scanner Config.
  3. In the Scanner Configuration section, click Troubleshoot Settings.
  4. Click the Only ping the target (normally turned off) toggle to the on or off position.