NDP(8) Maintenance Commands and Procedures NDP(8)

manipulate IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol mappings

ndp [-n] -a

ndp [-n] -A period

ndp [-n] [-i iface] hostname

ndp [-n] [-i iface] -d hostname

ndp [-n] [-i iface] -f filename

ndp [-n] [-i iface] -s hostname lladdr [temp] [any] [router]

The ndp command displays and modifies the IPv6-to-MAC address translation tables used by the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (see ndp(4P)).

Given just a hostname, ndp will display the current entry. Note that when getting, setting or deleting, if a hostname refers to multiple IPv6 addresses, the operation will apply to all of them.

The NDP translation tables can be modified with -d, -s, or -f. These flags can only be used when ndp is given the PRIV_SYS_NET_CONFIG privilege. See privileges(7) for further information.

Note that NDP entries for IPMP (IP Network Multipathing) data and test addresses are managed by the kernel and therefore cannot be modified or deleted.

Display all NDP entries. Entries can be one of several types:
This is a normal NDP mapping and will eventually expire. This is the most common type of mapping for non-local addresses that will be displayed.
The IPv6 address is local to the machine.
The mapping is a multicast or broadcast address, or the system is acting as proxy for the address.
The mapping is static and will not be removed from the machine over time.

Entries also exist in one of the following states:

Address resolution is in progress
This address has recently been reachable
This address may be unreachable
Waiting to send out reachability probes
Sending out probes for the address
The address is unreachable, and will be deleted
The state of the entry is unknown

Using the -a flag is equivalent to:

# netstat -p -f inet6

If -n is passed to ndp, then it will be passed along to netstat.

Display all NDP entries every period seconds.
Delete NDP mappings for the host called hostname.
Read in the lines from filename and use each one to set a mapping. The syntax of each line is the same as the arguments to -s. Lines beginning with `#' will be ignored.
By default, ndp will use the routing table to determine the appropriate interface to place the mapping on. This flag allows forcing a specific interface iface. This argument will be ignored when using the -a or -A flags.
Disable the default translation of numeric IP addresses to host names when printing.
Add or update an NDP mapping, and set the desired properties for the entry. The list of flags should be the full set of flags desired on the entry, i.e., not listing a flag will remove it if it already exists. The following flags can be used:
The entry should be temporary and eventually expire like a normal NDP entry. By default, all entries created with the ndp command are static, and will not be deleted. To make a static entry temporary, it should be deleted and recreated with the temp flag.
The address should be treated like an anycast address. This will prevent the system from sending Neighbor Advertisements with the Override flag.
The address should be treated like a router address. This cause the system to send Neighbor Advertisements with the Router flag.

To create a temporary mapping for an address:
# ndp -s fd00::1 90:b8:d0:4b:c7:3b temp

An entry can be fetched via its IP address:
# ndp fd00::1
fd00::1 (fd00::1) at 90:b8:d0:4b:c7:3b temp

Or via a name that resolves to that address:

# echo fd00::1 epicac >> /etc/hosts
# echo fd00::2 epicac >> /etc/hosts
# ndp epicac
fd00::1 (epicac) at 90:b8:d0:4b:c7:3b temp
fd00::2 (epicac) -- no entry

An entry can be removed with the -d flag:
# ndp -d fd00::1

Attempting to remove it again will print an error message:

# ndp -d fd00::1
ndp: No entry for fd00::1

The command line options for this command are stable, but the output format and diagnostic messages are not.

ndp(4P), attributes(7), privileges(7), arp(8), ifconfig(8), netstat(8)
September 2, 2015 OmniOS