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NAME

       ipmilan - IPMI LAN to System Interface Converter

SYNOPSIS

       ipmilan [-c configfile] [-i ipmidevice] [-d] [-n]

DESCRIPTION

       The  ipmilan daemon allows an IPMI system interface using the OpenIPMI device driver to be
       accessed using the IPMI 1.5 LAN protocol.

       ipmilan supports the full authentication capabilities of the IPMI LAN protocol.

       ipmilan supports multiple IP addresses for fault-tolerance.  Note that messages coming  in
       on an address are always sent back out on the same address they came in.

OPTIONS

       -c config-file
              Set the configuration file to one other than the default of /etc/ipmi_lan.conf

       -n     Stops   the   daemon  from  forking  and  detaching  from the controlling terminal.
              This is useful for running from init.

       -d     Turns on debugging to standard output.  You generally have to use -n with this.

CONFIGURATION

       Configuration is accomplished through the file /etc/ipmi_lan.conf.  A  file  with  another
       name or path may be specified using the -c option.

       The following fields are used in many commands:

       boolean May be "true", "false", "on" or "off".

       priv An IPMI privilege level.  This may be "callback", "user", "operator", or "admin".

       auth An IPMI authorization type.  This may be "none" for no authentication, "straight" for
       straight,  in-the-clear  password  authentication,  "md2"  for  use  MD2  message   digest
       authentication, or "md5" for using MD5 message digest authentication.

       addr IP-address [UDP-port]
              IP-address specifies the IP address to use for an IP port. Up to 4 addresses may be
              specified.  If no address is specified, it defaults to one  port  at  0.0.0.0  (for
              every address on the machine) at port 623.

              UDP-port  specifies an optional port to listen on. It defaults to 623 (the standard
              port).

       PEF_alerting boolean
              Turn PEF alerting on or off (not currently supported).

       per_msg_auth boolean
              Turn per-message authentication on or off.

       priv_limit priv
              The maximum privilege allowed on this interface.

       allowed_auths_callback [auth [auth [...]]]
              auth specifies allowed authorization levels for the callback privilege level.  Only
              the levels specified on this line are allowed for the authorization level.  If this
              line is not present, callback authorization cannot be used.

       allowed_auths_user [auth [auth [...]]]
              auth specifies allowed authorization levels for the user privilege level.  Only the
              levels  specified  on  this  line are allowed for the authorization level.  If this
              line is not present, user authorization cannot be used.

       allowed_auths_operator [auth [auth [...]]]
              auth specifies allowed authorization levels for the operator privilege level.  Only
              the levels specified on this line are allowed for the authorization level.  If this
              line is not present, operator authorization cannot be used.

       allowed_auths_admin [auth [auth [...]]]
              auth specifies allowed authorization levels for the admin  privilege  level.   Only
              the levels specified on this line are allowed for the authorization level.  If this
              line is not present, user authorization cannot be used.

       user usernum enabled username password max-priv max-session [auth [auth [...]]]
              usernum specifies the user number for  the  user.   Note  that  user  number  0  is
              invalid,  and  user  number  1  is  the special "anonymous" user, whose username is
              ignored.  This value may be up to 63, the maximum possible IPMI user.  If you  want
              anonymous access, you must have a user number 1.

              enabled is a boolean that specified whether the user is enabled or not.

              username specifies the name of the user, specified as a name.

              password specifies the password of the user, specified as a name.

              max-priv specifies the maximum privilege level allowed for the user.

              max.sessions specifies the maximum number of session the user may open.

              auth  specifies  the  allowed authorization types for the user.  Only the specified
              ones are allowed, so if none are specified, the user will be disabled.

       guid name
              Allows the 16-byte GUID for the IPMI LAN connection to be specified.   If  this  is
              not specified, then the GUID command is not supported.

       Blank lines and lines starting with `#' are ignored.

SECURITY

       ipmilan  implements  normal  IPMI  security.   The default is no access for anyone, so the
       default is pretty safe, but be careful what you add, because this  is  access  to  control
       your box.  straight and none authorizations are not recommended, you should probably stick
       with md2 or md5.

SIGNALS

       SIGHUP
            ipmilan should handle SIGHUP  and  reread  it's  configuration  files.   However,  it
            doesn't  right  now.   It  might  in the future, for now you will have to kill it and
            restart it.  Clients should handle reconnecting in this case.  If  they  don't,  they
            are broken.

ERROR OUTPUT

       At startup, all error output goes to stderr.  After that, all error output goes to syslog.

FILES

       /etc/ipmi_lan.conf

SEE ALSO

       ipmi_ui(1)

KNOWN PROBLEMS

       Currently,  ipmilan  does  not implement writing the config file.  IPMI commands to change
       configuration options are accepted, but the permanent writing  of  the  changes  does  not
       currently work.

AUTHOR

       Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.org>