[Dnsmasq-discuss] Sending RA without dhcp-range

Albert ARIBAUD albert.aribaud at free.fr
Fri Jan 17 06:10:49 GMT 2014

Le 17/01/2014 05:30, Shixiong Shang a écrit :
> Hi, experts:
> Is it possible that dnsmasq can send out RA with either A=0, MO=1
> (i.e. for DHCPv6 Stateful), or AO=1, M=0 (i.e. for DHCPv6 Stateless)
> WITHOUT dhcp-range? What I am trying to achieve here is using dnsmasq
> to send out RA to trigger DHCPv6 Stateful or DHCPv6 Stateless mode
> without acting as DHCPv6 server. Based on my reading, I am under the
> impression that “—enable-ra” must be used with “—dhcp-range”.
> Otherwise, dnsmasq will not send RA…..

You are right about having to add enable-ra.

However there is a syntax of dhcp-range which will not cause DHCPv6.

As per 'man dnsmasq' (search for 'dhcp-range'), the possible modes for 
IPv6 ranges include 'ra-only', which will previsely enable RAs without 
enabling any DHCP.

> Thanks!


> Shixiong _______________________________________________


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