IPMI LAN command story design - try 3rd send

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Fri Dec 15 08:55:06 AEDT 2017

Hi Vernon,

> I would agree. ipmitool is broken. It should have a
> network-start-configure mechanism that would set the set-complete bit.
> The you could send any number of its network configuration parameters.
> Then it should have a network-finish-configure command that would clear
> the set-complete bit.

Or, even simpler: allow multiple parameter changes on one invocation:

 ipmitool [...] lan set 1 ipsrc static ipaddr netmask

[which changes all parameters under one transition of the set-complete

Then, there's no need to modify existing users' behaviour, and no
concern about forgetting to apply.



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