Provided by: freeipmi-tools_0.8.12-3_i386
rmcpping - send RMCP Ping to network hosts
rmcpping [OPTION...] destination
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.
The following options are available
-h Output help menu.
-V Output version.
Stop after sending count packets.
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.
Time to wait for a response, in seconds. Default is five
-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.
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
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 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 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
Command and manpage based off ping(8).
freeipmi(7), ping(8), ipmiping(8)