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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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rup — show host status of local machines (RPC version)


rup [-h] [-l] [-t] [host ...]


rup gives a status similar to uptime for remote machines. It broadcasts on the local network and displays the responses it receives. Though the listing is normally in the order responses are received, the order can be changed by using command-line options. The broadcast process takes about two minutes.

When host arguments are given, instead of broadcasting, rup only queries the list of specified hosts.

A remote host only responds if it is running the rstatd daemon (see rstatd(1M)).


rup recognizes the following command-line options:


Sort the display alphabetically by host name.


Sort the display by load average.


Sort the display by up time.


Broadcasting does not work through gateways; therefore, rup does not report information about machines that are reachable only through gateways.


The exit code of rup is the number of errors (eg. bad host names) encountered; zero for success.


rup was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.



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