rtadvd — format of rtadvd component configuration


General syntax rules of Kernun Firewall configuration files are described in configuration(7). This man page describes types, sections and items specific for the rtadvd component configuration.

Repeatable sections/items are marked by the '*' before section/item name.


Configuration directives have attributes of several value-types. For the basic types description, see configuration(7).

Enumeration is a list of words (names) representing integer values. Some enumerations accept both names and direct integer values; in this case, enumeration description contains values for every name (in parenthesis next to name). For other enumerations, using of names is obligatory.

The following enumerations are used in rtadvd configuration directives:

yes-no (see common(5))


Configuration of rtadvd library component consists of following prototypes:

  rtadvd { ... }


rtadvd {

  phase ... ;
* tag ... ;
  default-params { ... }


IPv6 router advertisements daemon parameters.

The /etc/rtadvd.conf file consists of parameters specified here and in particular INTERFACE.IPV6-RTADV sections.

Items & subsections:

phase [number];

Application Startup Phase.

number (type: uint8, optional, default: 30)

Phase number; the lower one, the earlier start.

tag value;

Configuration factorization tag.

This feature allows admin to create groups of Kernun applications (specially proxies and servers) according to various aspects (belonging to one customer, applications of particular network traffic etc.).

Each application can have several tag attributes and the KAT tool can run some commands (like 'ps', 'start' atc.) for applications with or without given tag.

value (type: str)


Tag must contain letters, digits, hyphens and dots, only.

default-params {

  managed-address ... ;
  other-stateful ... ;
* raw ... ;


Common settings for all interfaces.

The default-params section is derived from ipv6-rtadv section prototype. For detail description of it, see interface(5).

Changes to the default-params section:

Item enable is not valid.

[End of section rtadvd description.]


configuration(7), common(5), interface(5), rtadvd.conf(5), rtadvd(8)