Can a switch with an allocated IP, pass through traffic from various IP networks without VLAN?
Let's say I have a switch with an allocated IP address of 192.168.25.5/24. There is no VLAN. Now let's say I have servers with IP ranges of 172.16.0.0/16 connected to this switch. And they want to talk to other servers connected to this switch on this same range, would traffic pass back and forth even though the IP address allocated to this switch is on a separate network?
And let's say the switch was completely without an allocated IP or VLAN? Would it make a difference in terms of passing traffic back and forth?