configure irdp

configure irdp [multicast | broadcast | mininterval maxinterval lifetime preference]


Configures the destination address of the router advertisement messages.

Syntax Description

multicast Specifies multicast setting.
broadcast Specifies broadcast setting.
mininterval Specifies the minimum time between advertisements.
maxinterval Specifies the maximum time between advertisements. Default is 600.
lifetime Specifies the lifetime of the advertisement. Default is 1800.
preference Specifies the router preference level. Default is 0.


Broadcast ( The default mininterval is 450.

Usage Guidelines

ICMP Router Discovery Protocol (IRDP) allows client machines to determine what default gateway address to use. The switch sends out IP packets at the specified intervals identifying itself as a default router. IRDP enabled client machines use this information to determine which gateway address to use for routing data packets to other networks.


The following example sets the address of the router advertiser messages to multicast:

configure irdp multicast


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms that use the Edge, Advanced Edge, or Core license. For information on the licenses available for each platform, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.