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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) 2007-2014 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), ipmiping(8)

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