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Re: default gateway



 Yeah it is actually 192.168.5.1 which is the router.

That is the default gateway.

 

But the other machine did have 10.0.0.215 which is NOT a router

but rather a regular linux machine 

 

 

> They are both the same machine, but 192.168.5.X network is
>
> accessible to the outside world.

It had better not. 192.168/16 is a private IP space, specifically not
routable in the Internet.

The default gateway is the IP address of a machine on your local network
that has an interface on the Internet as well. This is typically a
router (or a machine behaving like a router). Essentially, any traffic
for machines with addresses that are NOT on your local network go to
the gateway, and from there out onto the big, bad Internet.
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