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The 192.168.0.0/16 range is a Private IPv4 address range as defined by RFC 1918, Address Allocation for Private Internets, but that does not mean it is defined as "internal." It means that the ISPs have agreed to not route packets with those addresses on the public Internet, but that does not mean that IPv4 distinguishes Private addresses from any ...


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The RFC 1918 IP address ranges are marked as private, meaning they can't and mustn't be used on the open Internet. What you do with those addresses within your (private) network is entirely up to you. A proxy doesn't have an inherent logic to decide whether it's required or not. Actually, it's the source node ("client") that decides whether to use ...


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