Install latest/stable of radvd-gael

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install radvd-gael

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Channel Version Published

Router Advertisement Daemon

This is NOT an original piece of work, just a snap of radvd

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

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


  • radvd-gael version 2.20-rc.1 promoted to stable after 4 months of edge testing


  • radvd-gael will now use core22 as most of the users are on Ubuntu 22.04


  • Improvements, up to git commit c8a11fd (2022-09-08)
  • Fix case of AdvValidLifetime option


  • Improvements, up to git commit a646066 (2022-07-08)
  • Add pref64 support (RFC8781)


  • Improvements, up to git commit b0cb5a2 (2022-06-30)
  • Change RDNSS and DNSSL lifetime default values


  • Improvements, up to git commit e1f9dbc (2022-06-11)
  • Add IPV6_DROP_MEMBERSHIP to clean up resources when reload or restart


  • Improvements, up to git commit 16e1139 (2022-03-20)


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

Details for radvd-gael

  • BSD-4-Clause

Last updated
  • 6 March 2024 - latest/stable
  • 18 November 2023 - latest/edge


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