Gatito wrote:Of course I was referring to the default settings but yeah it can be configured to act differently depending on the destination or other things.
Well, the biggest point I was trying to make was that your computer generally doesn't care what its current IP is when figuring out how to route packets.
Gatito wrote:In my defense, I did mention the tables. Yes, I agree I could have done a way better explanation for this part but when I though about explaining about what happens if it points to a local source I couldn't help myself saying that I should explain subnet masking which honestly I felt way too lazy to do so I skipped it altogether.
The table you mentioned sounded more like the DHCP client's table, not the routing table. I don't see why you'd have to explain subnets either. It would've been better to say that the router checks to see if the destination is a local address.
To be fair, though, some routers will check the DHCP table, and then send the packet to only that computer instead of sending it out on a bridge, that way computers on the local network only see packets meant for them.