Provided by: ipmiutil_2.9.7-1_i386 bug

NAME

       ipmi_port  -  a  daemon  to  bind RMCP port 623 to prevent portmap from
       using it

SYNOPSIS

       ipmi_port [-bx]

DESCRIPTION

       This ipmi_port service starts and binds port 623, then sleeps  forever,
       so  that  the  portmap service will not try to reuse port 623, which it
       otherwise might try to do.  Since the  IPMI  firmware  snoops  the  NIC
       channel  and  grabs  any  traffic  destined  for  RMCP  port  623,  any
       application in the OS which tried to use port 623 would fail.

OPTIONS

       Command line options are described below.

       -b     Background mode.  Convert to a daemon  and  run  in  background.
              Without   specifying   this   option,   ipmi_port  will  run  in
              foreground.

       -x     Causes eXtra debug messages to be displayed.

SEE ALSO

       ipmiutil(8)  ialarms(8)  iconfig(8)  idiscover(8)  ievents(8)   ifru(8)
       igetevent(8) ihealth(8) ilan(8) ireset(8) isel(8) isensor(8) iserial(8)
       isol(8) iwdt(8)

WARNINGS

       See http://ipmiutil.sourceforge.net/ for the latest version of ipmiutil
       and any bug fix list.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2009  Kontron America, Inc.

       See  the  file  COPYING  in the distribution for more details regarding
       redistribution.

       This utility is distributed in the hope that it  will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.

AUTHOR

       Andy Cress <arcress at users.sourceforge.net>

                           Version 1.0: 14 Apr 2010               IPMI_PORT(8)