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Was told the following by an "Information Security Professional"...

"RFC 1918 addresses will not follow a default route, default routes are only for internet bound traffic and RFC 1918 addresses are dropped by any router without an explicit route."

I honestly do not get paid enough for this.

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    Could you explain this more to me?
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    @Dummybugger a default route is a route taken when there are no other routes that match the destination of a packet.

    RFC 1918 (private IP addresses (10.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x, 192.168.x.x)) aren't routed across the public internet, but they follow default routes all of the time.

    A default route literally means "if the destination doesn't match any explicit routes, send it to this guy".

    I'm ranting because the guy that said it should know better.

    Sources available upon request.
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