Linux IPv6 Router Advertisement Daemon
The Router Advertisement Daemon is a daemon which can automatically assign and configure IPv6 addresses to computers on a LAN.
Installation[edit | edit source]
radvd is included in all GNU/Linux distributions (apt-get install radvd or yum install radvd or emerge radvd or pacman -S radvd).
It's configuration file is /etc/radvd.conf on most distributions.
The basics[edit | edit source]
Route a /64 prefix to the interface which is connected to your LAN (eth1 in this example). Then configure radvd something like this:
The prefix must be /64[edit | edit source]
It must be noted that the prefix must be /64. This is because 64 bits are used to generate the last part of the address using the network cards ID (you can't announce a /48 or /80 prefix with radvd).
More information[edit | edit source]
- Radvd homepage: http://v6web.litech.org/radvd/
- Manual pages
How to get it
How to configure it