Linux IPv6 Router Advertisement Daemon (radvd)

The router advertisement daemon (radvd) is run by Linux or BSD systems acting as IPv6 routers. It sends Router Advertisement messages, specified by RFC 2461, to a local Ethernet LAN periodically and when requested by a node sending a Router Solicitation message. These messages are required for IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration.

Linux is supported. Your mileage may vary on BSD.

Mailing Lists

There are two mailing lists for radvd: radvd-announce-l and radvd-devel-l. The first list is for announcements of new radvd releases, and the second list is for discussion of radvd development. Please subscribe to one or both of these if you are interested in radvd.


Latest Release

Sep 23, 2020 - Version 2.19 updates: