ping command returns nic card mac address instead of ip address

dankyle67
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Hi, just this morning i had a user that couldnt access network mappings but could access internet so when i tried pinging his pc could not even get a reply so went into it remotely using logmein and was able to find out that the windows firewall was on so as a test temporarily disabled it and everything worked again but strange thing was that when i went to ping from this machine to 2 of the servers, the ip was not showing up on the reply but rather what looked like the adapter mac address which is something like fe80::8c2f.  Any ideas?
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That is an IP v6 address, Specify -4 after the hostname to return to IP v4.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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That's the internal (local) IPv6 address of the NIC. It is built based on the MAC address, though.
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@dankyle67 --

Were you able to get this sorted?

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Thanks  for the help makes sense now

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