I ran into the following puzzle I can not duplicate.
I helped a friend with his network and noticed that his workstations were configured with 192.168.0.0/24 network block. All very standard. What was odd however was that he had an HP printer on a totally different network address. Something like 126.96.36.199 and it worked. I could even punch in the printer address in netscape and get the printer configuration screen.
I typed route and there was a persistant route:
188.8.131.52 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.100
Each workstation had a persistant route pointing to its own local IP address.
Unfortunatly I "fixed" it before really understanding how they got it to work.
Any ideas on what they did to make this work.
They have windows me workstations and an NT server.
I don't have a problem it is just bugging me that I don't understand how they make it work.