I'm not 100% sure but I don't think you can do what you are asking.
Typically you send a dhcpv6 request upstream and request a delegated
prefix, and then you assign one of those addresses to your LAN interface
and use the DP as the address block for the RA.

The RA you receive from upstream is in the same subnet as your WAN so it's
sort of weird to use that internally unless you are just bridging traffic.
I've never done this so it's possible I'm completely wrong.  :)

-john



On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:33 PM, John Knight <john.kni...@belkin.com> wrote:

> Thanks John for the info on the RA interval.
>
>
>
> My main problem however is that dnsmasq is not advertising the RA.  I
> think I don’t understand how the constructor works.  In my case, the WAN
> interface receives the RA from the upstream router.  I then want to use
> this same prefix of the WAN interface and have dnsmasq send to LAN
> interface.  How do I do this?
>
>
>
> If I specify constructor:eth0, it does indeed find the prefix used to
> create IPv6 Global address on WAN interface… but dnsmasq then assumes I
> want to do RA advertisements on eth0!  Which I do not… I want dnsmasq to
> use the same prefix on the LAN interface (br0).  So this seems to be wrong:
>
> enable-ra
>
> dhcp-range=net:br0,::1,::400,constructor:eth0,ra-names,64,12h
>
> ra-param=br0,60
>
>
>
>
>
> And results in the following logged messages:
>
> ar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: DHCPv6, IP range ::1 -- ::400, lease
> time 12h, template for eth0
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: DHCPv4-derived IPv6 names on
> eth0
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: router advertisement on
> eth0
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: DHCPv6, IP range 2001:db8:100:5555::1
> -- 2001:db8:100:5555::400, lease time 12h, con
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: DHCPv4-derived IPv6 names on
> 2001:db8:100:5555::, constructed for eth0
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: router advertisement on
> 2001:db8:100:5555::, constructed for eth0
>
> Mar  2 12:10:40 dnsmasq-dhcp[6026]: IPv6 router advertisement enabled
>
>
>
> If I specify constructor:br0, then it does not find the prefix as there is
> prefix on the LAN interface.  It seems that dnsmasq assumes that there is
> already a prefix applied to the LAN interface.  The question I have then,
> is how does the LAN interface get configured?  The RA is only seen on the
> WAN interface… how is SLACC applied to the br0 interface?  I am trying to
> understand how this is supposed to work.  I presume that once the LAN
> interface is configured and I use the constructor:br0 in my configuration,
> then I am guessing I will start seeing the RA being advertised. Am I right?
>
>
>
> Comments anyone?
>
>
>
> John
>
> *From:* John Newlin [mailto:jnew...@google.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:37 PM
> *To:* John Knight
> *Cc:* dnsmasq-discuss@lists.thekelleys.org.uk
> *Subject:* Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] Cannot get IPv6 RA to occur
>
>
>
> I think you need an:
>
> ra-param=${internal_iterface},60
>
>
>
> The 60 is send an RA every 60 seconds.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:57 AM, John Knight <john.kni...@belkin.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> I am trying to get dnsmasq to send out IPv6 RAs to my LAN interface (br0),
> but can’t seem to get it to work.  I have tried various configurations I
> have found on the internet, but to no avail.
>
>
>
> I am using dnsmasq 2.76.  My router has WAN interface (eth0) that has an
> IPv6 global address that was configured via PD from RAs received from
> upstream router.  I am trying to use dnsmasq to service the LAN clients on
> br0, and to do this I want to enable dnsmasq router advertisements (RA).
>
>
>
> Here is my current attempt at configuration:
>
> dhcp-range=::a,constructor:br0,ra-names,1d
>
> enable-ra
>
>
>
> I have also tried this:
>
> dhcp-range=tag:br0,::1,::FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF,constructor:br0,ra-names,1h
>
> enable-ra
>
>
>
> And many other variants of the above.
>
>
>
> The dnsmasq.log file shows the following:
>
> DHCPv4-derived IPv6 names on br0
>
> Router advertisement on br0
>
> IPv6 router advertisement enabled
>
>
>
> However, my LAN client attached to br0 does not receive an RA.  It never
> establishes a global IPv6 address.  I have also verified this using
> “tcpdump –I br0 | grep advert”.  I see no advertisements on the br0
> interface.
>
>
>
> This does raise a few questions for me:
>
> 1)      How does dnsmasq learn of the prefix to use for the RA?  I want
> it to use the prefix received on the WAN interface (eth0) for the RA on the
> LAN interface (br0).  It is not clear to me how to configure this.
>
> You have to request this from the upstream dhcpv6 server, it's called
> prefix delegation.
>
>
>
>
>
> 2)      The dnsmasq log file indicates “Router advertisement on br0”.
> Does this mean that it sent out the Router advertisement on br0?  I thought
> so, but alas, I do not see the RA on br0.
>
> 3)      With radvd, there are controls to determine the frequency of
> advertisements.  Are there any controls for dnsmasq?  What is the default
> frequency of RA advertisement?
>
> 4)      I only have the man page for dnsmasq.  Is there a User guide with
> more details on using dnsmasq?
>
> 5)      I am currently using radvd in the router, and I am thinking if I
> can get this to work, I will stop using radvd.  Are there any compelling
> reasons to use dnsmasq RA over radvd?
>
> 6)      What is the preferred/expected syntax for the dhcp-range?  I have
> seen a number of different variations and find it very confusing... even
> the two examples abover have different syntax.  Both seem to be accepted by
> dnsmasq.
>
>
>
> I appreciate your help with this.  I hope to get this to work soon.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> John Knight
>
> john.kni...@belkin.com
>
>
>
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