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.\"
.\"   $Id: radvd.8.man,v 1.8 2004/08/20 07:04:07 psavola Exp $
.\"
.\"   Authors:
.\"    Lars Fenneberg		<lf@elemental.net>	 
.\"
.\"   This software is Copyright 1996-2000 by the above mentioned author(s), 
.\"   All Rights Reserved.
.\"
.\"   The license which is distributed with this software in the file COPYRIGHT
.\"   applies to this software. If your distribution is missing this file, you
.\"   may request it from <lutchann@litech.org>.
.\"
.\"
.\"
.TH RADVD 8 "29 Mar 2001" "radvd @VERSION@" ""
.SH NAME
radvd \- router advertisement daemon for IPv6
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B radvd
.B "[ \-vh ]"
.BI "[ \-d " debuglevel " ]"
.BI "[ \-C " configfile " ]"
.BI "[ \-p " pidfile " ]"
.BI "[ \-m " logmethod " ]"
.BI "[ \-l " logfile " ]"
.BI "[ \-f " facility " ]"
.BI "[ \-t " chrootdir " ]"
.BI "[ \-u " username " ]"

.SH DESCRIPTION
.B radvd
is the router advertisement daemon for IPv6. It listens to router
solicitations and sends router advertisements as described in
"Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)" (RFC 2461).
With these advertisements hosts can automatically configure their
addresses and some other parameters. They also can choose a default
router based on these advertisements.

Note that if debugging is not enabled,
.B radvd
will not start if IPv6 forwarding is disabled.  IPv6 forwarding can be
controlled via sysctl(8),
.B net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding
on Linux or
.B net.inet6.ip6.forwarding
on BSD.

Similarly, the configuration file must not be writable by others, and if
non-root operation is requested, not even by self/own group.

.SH OPTIONS

For every one character option there is also a long option, which
is listed right next to the "short" option name:

.TP
.BR "\-v" , " \-\-version"
Displays the version of
.I radvd
and then aborts.
.TP
.BR "\-h" , " \-\-help"
Displays a short usage description and then aborts.
.TP
.BR "\-d " debuglevel, " \-\-debug " debuglevel
With this option you turn on debugging information. The debugging level is
an integer in the range from 1 to 4, from  quiet to very verbose. A
debugging level of 0 completely turns off debugging. If a debugging level 
greater than 0 is used,
.I radvd
doesn't background itself on start. The default debugging level is 0.
.TP
.BR "\-C " configfile, " \-\-config " configfile
Specifies an alternate config file. Normally the compiled in default
.I @PATH_RADVD_CONF@
is used.
.TP
.BR "\-p " pidfile, " \-\-pidfile " pidfile
Specifies an alternate pidfile. Normally the compiled in default
.I @PATH_RADVD_PID@
is used.
.TP
.BR "\-m " method, " \-\-logmethod " method
Specifies the logging method to use. Possibly values are:
.RS
.TP
.B none
Completely disables any logging.
.TP
.B logfile
Logs to the logfile which is specified by the
.I \-l
option. If no logfile is specified on the command line, then
a compiled in default is used (see next option).
.TP
.B stderr
Logs to standard error.
.TP
.B syslog
Logs to syslog (default method).
.RE
.PP
.TP
.BR "\-l " logfile, " \-\-logfile " logfile
Specifies the logfile to use when using the logging method
.IR logfile .
The default logfile is
.IR @PATH_RADVD_LOG@ .
.TP
.BR "\-f " facility, " \-\-facility " facility
Specifies the facility (as an integer) when using syslog logging. Default
is @LOG_FACILITY@.
.TP
.BR "\-t " chrootdir, " \-\-chrootdir " chrootdir
If specified, switches to 
.I chrootdir
before doing anything else.  This directory and its
subdirectories must have been populated first.
For security reasons,
.I \-u 
must always be used when using
.IR chrootdir .

Note that on Linux
.I radvd
requires access to the
.I /proc
filesystem,
so it is more challenging to set up the chroot environment.
.TP
.BR "\-u " username, " \-\-username " username
If specified, drops root privileges and changes user ID to
.I username
and group ID to the primary group of
.IR username .
This is recommended for security reasons.
You might also need to use
.I \-p
to point to a file in a
.I username
-writable directory (e.g. /var/run/radvd/radvd.pid).
.SH FILES

.nf
@sbindir@/radvd
@PATH_RADVD_CONF@
@PATH_RADVD_PID@
@PATH_RADVD_LOG@
.fi
.SH BUGS

There certainly are some bugs. If you find them or have other
suggestions please contact Nathan Lutchansky <lutchann@litech.org> or
Pekka Savola <pekkas@netcore.fi>.

.SH "SEE ALSO"

.BR radvd.conf (5),
.BR radvdump (8)
.SH AUTHORS

.nf
Pedro Roque	<roque@di.fc.ul.pt>	- wrote first version for Linux
Lars Fenneberg	<lf@elemental.net>	- previous maintainer
Pekka Savola	<pekkas@netcore.fi>	- current maintainer
Nathan Lutchansky	<lutchann@litech.org>	- current maintainer
Craig Metz	<cmetz@inner.net>	- port to NRL's IPv6 code for BSD4.4
Marko Myllynen	<myllynen@lut.fi>	- RFC 2461 update, Mobile IPv6 support
.fi