Pinging a host that has an incorrect gateway set
Posted on 2013-12-22
If I ping a host in a different subnet – separated by a router – and the destination host has an incorrect or missing default gateway set, will my ping succeed? What about a TCP connection like telnet or RDP? Is Linux behaviour here different to Windows?
Assumptions: my settings are correct, correct IP, GW, SM. The routers settings are correct. On the destination host, the IP and SM are correct; just the GW is wrong or missing.
Thanks in advance