sylkie - IPv6 address spoofing with the Neighbor Discovery Protocol

April 28, 2020

sylkie - A command-line tool and library for testing networks for common address spoofing security vulnerabilities in IPv6 networks using the Neighbor Discovery Protocol.

Getting Started

Note: This project is still in the early phases of development. If you run into any problems, please consider submitting an issue. It currently only runs on Linux.


  • libseccomp (Optional, but highly recommended)
  • json-c (Optional, but recommended)

See The Wiki for more details.


Get the code and compile it!

# Get the code
git clone
cd ./sylkie

# Compile the code
mkdir -p ./build
cd ./build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
make install

Basic usage

The following describes the basic usage of sylkie. Run sylkie -h or sylkie <subcommand> -h for more details or check out Advanced Usage for more examples.

Note: sylkie uses raw sockets to send forged advertisements. As a result, the executable must either have the setuid bit set or it must be run as root.

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