I'm on a subnet, and when I ping I get a response saying the host is unavailable (as expected because I don't have any machines using that address)

However, when I ping it one, gets a response, and two, goes on forever.

I thought were all reserved addresses and that any sort of traffic going to those addresses was dropped. What am I pinging when I ping Is it IANA servers?

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  • can you add more information. Do you use router? how routing is configured or you are in just computer? If it is a home network, please post this question superuser.com – infra Sep 30 at 4:23
  • Ah, it is a home network. I didn't realize that would be the correct place to post the question. I'll post it there. – Ryan Oliver Lanham Sep 30 at 4:30
  • Probably you have some devices with that networks, but you need to add more information about your network devices as well as ips. – camp0 Sep 30 at 7:44
  • Also ISP's sometime have a hard time filtering packets towards private IP's that they are using. You can traceroute to the IP and see where it is. – cpt_fink Oct 1 at 6:37