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I need to create prefix entries on demand to configure a quite large IPv6 net. What I'm doing now is:

stop radvd
write to radvd.conf
restarting radvd

But this is quite painful.

I wonder if there is something like omshell/omapi but for radvd to configure it dynamically. What I want to achieve is to be able to create subnets and adding them to the radvd.conf file.

The reason why I prefer to stop the service is because there is a high chance of reload while an actual writing to the radvd.conf is being performed. So I rather stop the service, perform the writing and then restart.

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Why a -1? If someone is willing to configure radvd on demand is not such a silly question. I can't go stopping the process, writing and restarting! – ssedano Jul 12 '13 at 14:51
You don't have to stop radvd while rewriting its configuration file. – Michael Hampton Jul 12 '13 at 18:19

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