Entered private IP address by mistake

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April 23, 2011 at 13:23:05
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I was testing access to my web site from outside my network at one of the free wireless hotspots in my area. I entered my private IP address in IE by mistake; it didn't find the server. Should I be concerned that the private address is out there now? I can't access by external address also because my ISP disallows you hosting a server on their network. But I thought I would try from outside just to see if it would work. It doesn't, which is what I thought. But having gotten used to accessing it from inside with the private address I inadvertently used the private address to try access from outside. Is this a concern or something I shouldn't worry about? I can always change the static IP address on the router if I have a concern, right? Thanks.

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April 23, 2011 at 21:15:33
It's nothing to be concerned about. The modems/routers or routers in general have are a basic hardware firewall and wont allow most things from accessing your internal network. Also typing in the private internal network address from an outside source by accident doesn't expose you in any way what so ever. Don't worry about it, you didn't do anything out of the ordinary.

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April 24, 2011 at 19:50:50

Thanks for responding! You have relieved my fears!

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