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saturday the 7th of october, 2023

get mac address for ipv6

For IPv6, hosts use Neighbor Discovery instead of ARP for IPv4. Accordingly, one can use the ndisc6 tool to look for the MAC address in question:

root@wyvern:~# ndisc6 -1 fdb0:9cab:a32:1::1:0 enp2s0
Soliciting fdb0:9cab:a32:1::1:0 (fdb0:9cab:a32:1::1:0) on enp2s0...
Target link-layer address: 22:0A:CA:A1:5B:19
 from fe80::182a:1647:38d:31a