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James_McCulloug
New Contributor
5 years ago

Why am I able to ping a private IP address (10.0.0.1) ?

Why am I able to ping a private IP address (10.0.0.1) that resides outside my home network.
That is a private ip space and should never be routed. It is 5 hops away from my network.

I have asked several people that have COX net and they can ping it also.  

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    If you're getting a response, Cox probably configured their edge routers to just reply to pings from private addresses.  I thought they'd just drop the packets...but I guess not.