ipmi access

Brian Rak brak at gameservers.com
Mon Jun 2 17:42:45 UTC 2014

They do publish it.  The problem is, it's not documented, and it takes a 
bunch of work to get into a usable state.    See 

Plus, the firmware environment is pretty hostile.  If you flash some bad 
firmware, your only option is to desolder the IPMI flash chip and 
program it externally.  It cannot be reprogrammed in circuit, and 
there's no recovery method.

On 6/2/2014 1:32 PM, Nikolay Shopik wrote:
> On 02/06/14 20:56, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> so... as per usual:
>>    1) embedded devices suck rocks
>>    2) no updates or sanity expected anytime soon in same
>>    3) protect yourself, or suffer the consequences
>> seems normal.
> So I wonder why vendors don't publish source code of these ipmi 
> firmware in first place? Like supermicro from what we know its 99% is 
> open source stuff.

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