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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/