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Add an IPv6 route through a gateway

7.2. Add an IPv6 route through a gateway

Mostly needed to reach the outside with IPv6 using an IPv6-enabled router on your link.

7.2.1. Using "ip"

Usage:

# /sbin/ip -6 route add <ipv6network>/<prefixlength> via <ipv6address>
 [dev <device>]
   

Example:

# /sbin/ip -6 route add 2000::/3 via 3ffe:ffff:0:f101::1
   

7.2.2. Using "route"

Usage:

# /sbin/route -A inet6 add <ipv6network>/<prefixlength> gw
 <ipv6address> [dev <device>] 
   

A device can be needed, too, if the IPv6 address of the gateway is a link local one.

Following shown example adds a route for all currently global addresses (2000::/3) through gateway 3ffe:ffff:0:f101::1

# /sbin/route -A inet6 add 2000::/3 gw 3ffe:ffff:0:f101::1
   
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