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       pduclient - program to automate power control of a device


       pduclient --daemon daemonhostname --hostname pduhostname --port pduportnumber
                 --command pducommand

       pduclient [{-h | --help}]


       This manual page documents briefly the pduclient command.

       pduclient is the frontend for lavapdu to issue commands to a Power Distribution Unit
       (PDU). Commands include on, off and reboot.

       A particular device will be connected to a particular port on a PDU. The lavapdu-runner is
       able to control multiple PDUs, specified by hostname.  pduclient connects to the
       lavapdu-listen daemon which stores the command until the lavapdu-runner daemon is able to
       connect to the specified PDU and execute the command on the specified port.

       Typically, pduclient will be used from the device configuration file of a LAVA instance,
       using lava-dispatcher.


       pduclient needs the hostname of the calling machine to match a DNS reverse lookup. This
       means that not only does hostname -f need to resolve to an IP address but that IP address
       must resolve to that hostname:

                   $ dig myhostname.domain

                   $ dig -x

       If the second call does not work, you will need to fix the local DNS resolution before
       pduclient will operate. Error messages will look something like:

                       Unknown error sending command! control replied: nack


       --daemon daemonhostname
           Determines the hostname of the hostname which is running lavapdu-listen to which the
           client can connect and add the command to the queue.

       --hostname pduhostname
           The PDU which will run the command.

       --port pduportnumber
           The port on the specified PDU to which the device is connected.

       --command pducommand
           The command to run on the specified port of the specified PDU.

       -h, --help
           Show a summary of the required commands.


       lavapdu-listen(8), lavapdu-runner(8)


       Matthew Hart <>
           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


       Copyright © 2014 Matthew Hart

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published
       by the Free Software Foundation.

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