My LAN uses IP addresses in the range 10.11.12.x. From a computer on the LAN, I do
and my modem responds. Selfishly, I like this behavior as it lets me see techie details of my ISP connection. But it seems like a bug. That is, the router sent an request for a local-only IP address out the WAN port. By definition, this IP address can’t be on the Internet.
I have seen this happen at two locations, one with a Balance router on firmware v5 and one with a Surf Soho with firmware v6. The modems were different at each location.
Is it a bug?
Again, not that I mind it, as its useful to be able to talk to the modems. Thanks.