[Dnsmasq-discuss] Sending user-specified default gateway with RAs

William Edwards wedwards at cyberfusion.nl
Sun Feb 23 19:43:18 GMT 2020

Hello Pali,

Thank you for your answer.

I am aware RAs are supposed to be sent by routers. I attempted using dnsmasq for RAs, because it seemed easier than getting RAs to be sent from my VRRP address as source address.

I have enough information to proceed with dnsmasq configuration.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

William Edwards
T. 040 - 711 44 96
E. wedwards at cyberfusion.nl

----- Original Message -----
From: Pali Rohár (pali.rohar at gmail.com)
Date: 02/23/20 12:25
To: William Edwards (wedwards at cyberfusion.nl)
Cc: dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Sending user-specified default gateway with RAs

On Sunday 23 February 2020 11:41:47 William Edwards wrote:
> Question: how do I configure dnsmasq to supply a user-specified default gateway address in RAs?

Hello William! This is not possible as IPv6 gateway (router) address is
not present in RA packet structure. If client receives RA packet it
expects that sender of RA packet is gateway (router).

So if you do not have dnsmasq on your router, you must disable RA in
dnsmasq. And enable RA on your real IPv6 router.

In IPv6 network it is expected that RA is sent only by IPv6 router. RA
means Router Advertisement and only real router should advertise that is

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at gmail.com

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