rdisc - ICMPv6 Router Discovery tool
] [-r attempts
] [-s source_ip
] [IPv6 address
is an Unix program which implements the ICMPv6 Router Discovery in
userland (it is normally done by the kernel). It is used to lookup the list of
on-link routers and IPv6 prefixes.
It can also be used to force the kernel to update the state of a given
IPv6-autoconfigured network interface.
The name of the network interface to probe routers for must be specified.
- -1 or --single
- Exit as soon as the first advertisement is received.
- -h or --help
- Display some help and exit.
- -m or --multiple
- Wait for possible multiple advertisements and print all of
- -n or --numeric
- If the optional parameter is not a valid IPv6 address, do
not try to resolve it as a DNS hostname.
- -q or --quiet
- Only display advertised IPv6 prefixes. Display nothing in
case of failure. That is mostly useful when calling the program from a
- -r attempts or --retry attempts
- Send ICMPv6 Router Discovery that many times until a reply
is received, or abort. By default, rdisc6 will try 3 times before aborting
(MAX_RTR_SOLICITATIONS from RFC2461).
- -s source_ip or --source source_ip
- Specify the IPv6 address to be used as the source for the
router solicitation packets.
- -V or --version
- Display program version and license and exit.
- -v or --verbose
- Display verbose information. That is the default.
- -w wait_ms or --wait wait_ms
- Wait wait_ms milliseconds for a response before
retrying. By default, rdisc6 waits 4 second between each attempts
(RTR_SOLICITATION_INTERVAL from RFC2461).
does not receive any response after the specified number of
attempts waiting for wait_ms
milliseconds each time, it will exit with
code 2. On error, it exits with code 1. Otherwise it exits with code 0.
must be setuid root
to allow use by non privileged
users. It will drop its root privileges before any attempt is made to send or
receive data from the network to reduce the possible impact of a security
Rmi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab dot net>