Ping from other countries

I wonder what useful tools people use to do ping, dig etc from other countries.
Particular use case - to test say pfBlockerNG blocking and white-listing.


Have a known open port on your system, VPN to blocked country, try to get to open port. NMAP would work, PING works if you have WAN ping enabled, but ICMP is blocked by default on pfsense.

Ok but what do you use to actually ping say from Czech or Germany?

Tom already wrote “VPN to blocked country

The machine which is located in this country.
Some VPS or Dedicated server, shell account … in a given country.
Exit node for vpn which is located in a given country.
Exit nod for TOR in a given country.

There used to be lookingglass at various ISPs, some still have the public LG and regular ping options, but not on the port.

In short, something that is located in this country must ping you or forward your network traffic …
No software will magically generate a packet that teleports and will pretend to be from Germany and not from the USA. The traffic must come from a given location.

And when it comes to ping to port I used to use paping.

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