I know that the IP addresses in range 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 are reserved and to be used for private network.
My system IP is in 10...* range (private). It is connected to our corporate Intranet and it further connects to the Internet through a proxy. When I try to check my IP (by accessing http://whatismyip.org/ for example), it shows the IP as 192.168.x.x (i.e. in private range). How can this be possible?
Is it acceptable to use the IPs in the private range as a public IP? Does it mean that there is no NAT happening before the requests leave our internal network?