Hello freeipmi, I have a number of Tyan S2865 motherboards, which have Broadcom BCM5721 gigE NIC onboard. This contains a processor that can act as as an ethernet interface for an SMDC card (IPMI-over-lan using RMCP) when host processor is not running, or with a different firmware, it can process ASF commands (over RMCP) , which can allow access to the SMBUS, and with proper support of devices there, read sensors, reboot and control power cycling, etc.
If anyone knows of existing ASF tools though, I would prefer to start there. Extensive Googling and searching of Broadcom and other vendor websites, shows that ASF has been superceded, and any tools referred to seem to no longer be available for download. I see the "rmcpping" tool does send ASF Ping commands, and decodes the ASF Pong replies, and it might be extended to provide ASF equivalents of the ipmi* tools. -- Jeremy Jackson Coplanar Networks (519)489-4903 http://www.coplanar.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ Freeipmi-devel mailing list Freeipmiemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel