Most of the times we are struck in the problem that we are not able to ping the device but in this weird case I am getting ping responce which is not expected. In our network of L2 switches and only one L3 switch which acts as default gateway for all VLAN. We have one device (not PC or any network device) where we have configured only the ip addres but there is no way to configure subnet mask or default gateway. I was expecting that it will not be able to communicate with devices from any other VLAN as there is no DG to this device. But to my surprise I was aple to ping to this device from other VLANS also. This remains a mystery to me. Some L2 or L3 swicth is forwarding the frames and the some how it is getting a ping responce.
Please share the experience.
Any link on cisco.com is highly appreciable.
Thanks in advance.