We have a network comprised of a Cisco 3845 router, Catalyst 3750 and 2950 switches connected to a WAN (See attached PDF).
The issue we are experiencing (I wouldn't call it a problem) is the Catalyst 2950 seems to ignore the IP DEFAULT-GATEWAY statement completely (Yes, I know it's a layer 2 switch). I can ping the remote node from the 2950 with or without the default-gateway statement in the config. In fact I can ping the remote node with the default-gateway statement pointing at a completely invalid IP address. The correct default gateway should point at the Ethernet interface of the WAN router.
Is this normal behavior for these switches. Can someone explain why this works in this fashion.
An help would be appreciated.