rmcpping - send RMCP Ping to network hosts
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
will return 0 to the environment if it receives
atleast 1 response from the remote host. Otherwise, it exits with a value of
The following options are available
- Output help menu.
- 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.
- Verbose output.
- -s num
- Specify an initial starting sequence number. The default is to use a
random initial sequence number.
- Turn on debugging.
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.
local network devices (e.g. 127.0.0.1) cannot be
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2007-2015 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
Command and manpage based off ping(8).