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NAME

       ipmiping - send IPMI Get Authentication Capabilitiy request to network hosts

SYNOPSIS

       ipmiping [OPTION...] destination

DESCRIPTION

       ipmiping  uses the IPMI Get Channel Authentication Capabilities request datagram to elicit
       an IPMI Get Channel Authentication Capabilitiesl response from a remote host. The  utility
       can be used to verify if a remote host supports IPMI. The initial starting sequence number
       will be randomized.  ipmiping will return 0 to the environment if it  receives  atleast  1
       response from the remote host. Otherwise, it exists 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.

       -r version
              Specify IPMI version. Available options are "1.5" and  "2.0".  Default  is  to  use
              "1.5".  Note  that packets will always be sent with the IPMI 1.5 protocol, but IPMI
              1.5  vs  IPMI  2.0  relevant  fields  will  be  communicated  in  the  Get  Channel
              Authentication Capabilities datagram depending on user choice.

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) 2007-2014 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 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

ORIGIN

       Command and manpage based off ping(8).

SEE ALSO

       freeipmi(7), ping(8), rmcpping(8)

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