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net: real MAC address cannot be obtained after a NIC is bound on linux #47828

mzky opened this issue Aug 20, 2021 · 1 comment

net: real MAC address cannot be obtained after a NIC is bound on linux #47828

mzky opened this issue Aug 20, 2021 · 1 comment


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@mzky mzky commented Aug 20, 2021

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

$ go version
go version go1.16.2 linux/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?

What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

go env Output
$ go env
amd64 and arm64

What did you expect to see?

net.Interfaceaddrs () gets the real MAC address

What did you see instead?

net.Interfaceaddrs () gets the fake MAC address after the network adapter is bound

What did you do?


Code sample:

package main

import (

func main() {

// If we use bond or team technology
// to use two or more adapters as a virtual one
// use net.Interface.HardwareAddr will get the same mac address
// The following code thinking was borrowed from ethtool's source code ethtool.c
// this code will get the permanent mac address
func getPermanentMacAddr() error {
	var err error
	fd, err := syscall.Socket(syscall.AF_INET, syscall.SOCK_DGRAM, 0)
	if err != nil {
		fd, err = syscall.Socket(syscall.AF_NETLINK, syscall.SOCK_RAW, syscall.NETLINK_GENERIC)
		if err != nil {
			return err

	defer func() {
		_ = syscall.Close(fd)
	var adapters []net.Interface
	adapters, _ = net.Interfaces()

	for _, adapter := range adapters {
		var data struct {
			cmd  uint32
			size uint32
			data [128]byte

		data.cmd = 0x20
		data.size = 128
		// = make([]byte, 128)

		var ifr struct {
			IfrName [16]byte
			IfrData unsafe.Pointer
		copy(ifr.IfrName[:], adapter.Name)
		ifr.IfrData = unsafe.Pointer(&data)

		_, _, sysErr := syscall.RawSyscall(syscall.SYS_IOCTL,
			uintptr(fd), uintptr(0x8946), uintptr(unsafe.Pointer(&ifr)))

		if sysErr != 0 {
			fmt.Println("调用ioctl获取网口", adapter.Name, "物理MAC地址错误")
			// return errors.New("call ioctl get permanent mac address error")
		// If mac address is all zero, this is a virtual adapter
		// we ignore it
		bAllZERO := true
		var i uint32 = 0
		for i = 0; i < data.size; i++ {
			if[i] != 0x00 {
				bAllZERO = false

		if bAllZERO {

		if len(hex.EncodeToString([0:data.size])) > 12 {

		mac := strings.ToUpper(hex.EncodeToString([0:data.size]))
		for i := 10; i > 0; i = i - 2 {
			mac = fmt.Sprintf("%s:%s", mac[:i], mac[i:])


	return nil
@mknyszek mknyszek changed the title In Linux, the real MAC address cannot be obtained after a NIC is bound net: real MAC address cannot be obtained after a NIC is bound on linux Aug 20, 2021
@mknyszek mknyszek added the NeedsInvestigation label Aug 20, 2021
@mknyszek mknyszek added this to the Backlog milestone Aug 20, 2021
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@mknyszek mknyszek commented Aug 20, 2021

CC @neild

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