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NAME

       rmcpping - send RMCP Ping to network hosts

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) 2007-2010 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.

ORIGIN

       Command and manpage based off ping(8).

SEE ALSO

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

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