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Manual Reference Pages  -  RMCPPING (8)

NAME

rmcpping - send RMCP Ping to network hosts

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

rmcpping [OPTION...] destination

DESCRIPTION

rmcpping uses the RMCP Ping request datagram to elicit an RMCP Pong response from a remote host. The utility can be used to verify if a remote host supports RMCP or IPMI. The initial starting sequence number will be randomized.

rmcpping will return 0 to the environment if it receives atleast 1 response from the remote host. Otherwise, it exits with a value of 1.

OPTIONS

The following options are available
-h Output help menu.
-V Output version.
-c count Stop after sending count packets.
-i interval
  Wait interval seconds between sending each packet. The default is to wait for one second between each packet.
-I interface address
  Set source address to specified interface address. Argument may be numeric IP address or name of device.
-t timeout
  Time to wait for a response, in seconds. Default is five seconds.
-v Verbose output.
-s num Specify an initial starting sequence number. The default is to use a random initial sequence number.
-d Turn on debugging.

KNOWN ISSUES

It has been observed that some remote BMCs can get "confused" and delay packet responses if duplicate packets (with duplicate sequence numbers) are sent in succession very quickly. There is no known way to cleanly deal with a "confused" BMC other than the wait awhile.

Unlike ping(8), local network devicess (e.g. 127.0.0.1) cannot be "pinged".

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <freeipmi-users@gnu.org> or <freeipmi-devel@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
Copyright (C) 2003-2007 The Regents of the University of California.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

ORIGIN

Command and manpage based off ping(8).

SEE ALSO

freeipmi(7), ping(8), ipmiping(8)

http://www.gnu.org/software/freeipmi/

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