This is some route command output sample:
$ route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 0.0.0.0 192.168.240.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1 192.168.240.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.240.0 U 0 0 0 eth2
When my computer wants to send an IP packet with a destination address of
188.8.131.52, the packet is sent through eth0 to the gateway
192.168.240.1. The IP packet contains 2 fields: the source IP and the destination IP. If the source IP is the IP of my computer and the destination IP is
184.108.40.206, how does the router (gateway) know this IP packet is intended to be forwarded by him? Where in the IP packet is the gateway's IP stored?