Server with 2 interfaces sends ping to the 2nd interface ?!

touqeeranjum 80 Reputation points


I have a server 2 interfaces

Interface 1 - []

interface 2 - []

I'm trying to ping from the interface to a Server, and what happens is the ping goes from to its relataive gateway and fails, because on the firewall side Traffic from [] to Server is disallowed.

What is the reason for this and how to avoid this problem ?

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  1. Marcin Policht 13,865 Reputation points MVP

    Modify the firewall settings to allow the traffic or update the local routing table to direct the traffic via the other interface (assuming that's allowed)

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  2. Jing Zhou 2,710 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor



    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    As we can see, when you initiate a ping request, it goes from interface 2 - [] and route to the default gateway.

    Please kindly check your routing table and see if there's any route from to If not please try adding a static route on the server and check if this issue still persists.

    Meanwhile, please kindly check if you are able to allow traffic from [] to on the firewall.

    Hope this answer can help you well.


    Best regards,

    Jill Zhou