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


ipmi_port [-bx]


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.


Command line options are described below.


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


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)


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


Andy Cress <arcress at users.sourceforge.net>

Referenced By

iekanalyzer(8), ipmiutil(8), iwdt(8).

Version 1.0: 14 Apr 2010