The Router Advertisement Daemon (radvd) is an open-source software product that implements link-local advertisements of IPv6 router addresses and IPv6 routing prefixes using the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) as specified in RFC 2461.

This product includes software developed by the authors which are mentioned at the start of the source files and other contributors.

Authors of radvd

This snap is just a repackaging of radvd v2.19.

First use

  • Grant firewall-control that may not be automatically granted sudo snap connect radvd-gael:firewall-control

  • Configure radvd sudo vi /var/snap/radvd-gael/current/radvd.conf

  • Restart the service sudo systemctl restart snap.radvd-gael.radvd.service

  • Check the logs sudo snap logs radvd-gael.radvd

  • Dump ICMPv6 packets sudo tcpdump -n -i <<YOUR_INTERFACE>> icmp6


  • First release of radvd-gael v2.19 on amd64, armhf & arm64

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