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Removing Default Reject Route - Debian

Started by joneill, January 08, 2011, 04:31:30 AM

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I have been having issues getting IPv6 connectivity from my Debian router because something appears to be setting a default reject route:

root@hades64:~# route -6
Kernel IPv6 routing table
Destination                    Next Hop                   Flag Met Ref Use If
::/0                           ::                         U    1024 0     0 he-ipv6
::/0                           ::                         !n   -1  1   140 lo
::/0                           ::                         !n   -1  1   140 lo

Interestingly, the "ip -6 route" command does not show the default reject route.

default dev he-ipv6  metric 1024  mtu 1472 advmss 1412 hoplimit 4294967295

Is there any way to delete this default reject route? Is there a way to track what is causing this reject route to get set?

Thank you.


Hi there

Having a default reject route to lo is not a problem. I have them to.
On some older Linux kernels the IPv6 default route doesn't work. Use 2000::/3 instead.