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rmcpping - Man Page

send RMCP Ping to network hosts


rmcpping [OPTION...] destination


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.


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.

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 devices (e.g. cannot be "pinged".

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <freeipmi-users@gnu.org> or <freeipmi-devel@gnu.org>.


Command and manpage based off ping(8).

See Also

freeipmi(7), ping(8), ipmiping(8)


Referenced By

freeipmi(7), ipmiping(8), libfreeipmi(3).

The man page rmcp-ping(8) is an alias of rmcpping(8).

2024-05-06 rmcpping 1.6.14 System Manager Commands