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       libfreeipmi - FreeIPMI library

       Libfreeipmi  is the primary library that	most of	the FreeIPMI tools are
       based upon. The following describe the sub-sections of the library.

       api    The highest level	API provided by	libfreeipmi. It	abstracts away
	      the  details of inband and outofband protocols from the user. It
	      also provides useful error codes for the user to	easily	inter-
	      pret IPMI	problems. 'api'	is used	by most	FreeIPMI tools and li-
	      braries, such as bmc-info(8), ipmi-sensors(8), and  libipmimoni-

       cmds   Provides	fiid templates and 'fill' functions for	IPMI commands.
	      Also provides macros definining common parameters	for IPMI  com-
	      mands.  The  cmds	are used by most other portions	of libfreeipmi
	      including	the 'api' sub-section and tools	such  as  ipmipower(8)
	      and ipmiconsole(8).

       debug  Provides	various	packet/record dumping utility functions.  Uti-
	      lized by the 'api' subsection and	by tools such as  ipmipower(8)
	      and ipmiconsole(8).

       driver Provides	APIs  for  in-band  IPMI communication.	Currently sup-
	      ported drivers are KCS, SSIF, OpenIPMI, and SUNBMC. The 'driver'
	      subsction	is used	by tools such as bmc-watchdog(8) and the 'api'

       fiid   The "FreeIPMI Interface Definition" provides an API used for the
	      construction/deconstruction  of  packets in libfreeipmi. The API
	      works around fiid-templates, which are then used to create fiid-
	      objects.	Fiid-templates	are used to describe packets through a
	      string-name to  bit-field	 mapping.  The	API  allows  users  to
	      read/write  fields  in  an  object using the string to bit-field
	      mapping. Marshalling, packing, endian, and various other network
	      issues are handled within	'fiid'.	Fiid objects are used through-
	      out libfreeipmi, including the 'api'  sub-section,  'cmds'  sub-
	      sections,	and various tools.

	      Provides	an  API	 for  parsing  Field  Replaceable  Unit	 (FRU)
	      records.	Utilized by tools such as ipmi-fru(8).

	      Provides 'assemble' and  'disassemble'  functions	 for  building
	      packets  for  individual	in-band	or out-of-band protocols. Also
	      provides all necessary fiid  templates,  'fill'  functions,  and
	      other  utility functions necessary to communicate	on an IPMI in-
	      terface. Utilized	by the 'api' sub-section and tools such	as ip-
	      mipower(8) and ipmiconsole(8).

	      Provides	an  API	for interpreting sensor	events by mapping them
	      into Nominal, Warning, or	Critical states. Utilized by  FreeIPMI
	      tools  and libraries such	as ipmi-sensors(8) and libipmimonitor-

       locate Provides an API to probe several standards to find default  val-
	      ues  for	in-band	IPMI communication. Utilized by	the 'api' sub-
	      section and the ipmi-locate(8) tool.

	      Provides macros, fiid-templates, and information on records used
	      in  IPMI.	 Utilized by the 'sdr-cache' subsection	and tools like

	      Provides an API for creating, caching, reading,  and  parsing  a
	      sensor  data  repository	(SDR). Utilized	by tools such as ipmi-
	      fru(8) and ipmi-sensors(8).

	      Provides an API for parsing SDR records. Utilized	by tools  such
	      as ipmi-fru(8) and ipmi-sensors(8)

	      Provides	an  API	for reading and	parsing	System Event Log (SEL)
	      entries.	Utilized by tools such as ipmi-sel(8).

	      Provides an API for reading a sensor. Utilized by	tools such  as

       spec   Provides macros and arrays for various other definitions and ta-
	      bles in IPMI. Utilized by	tools such as ipmi-sensors(8).

       util   Provides various utility functions for the calculation of	 keys,
	      sensor readings, etc. Utilized by	most of	the rest of FreeIPMI.



       Copyright (C) 2003-2015 FreeIPMI	Core Team.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published  by  the
       Free  Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       libipmiconsole(3), libipmidetect(3), libipmimonitoring(3), freeipmi(7),
       bmc-info(8),  bmc-watchdog(8),  ipmi-chassis(8),	 ipmi-config(8), ipmi-
       fru(8), ipmi-locate(8), ipmi-oem(8),  ipmi-raw(8),  ipmi-sel(8),	 ipmi-
       sensors(8),  ipmiconsole(8),  ipmidetect(8), ipmiping(8), ipmipower(8),

libfreeipmi 1.6.6		   @ISODATE			LIBFREEIPMI(3)


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