Pasting large strings into an IPMI Serial-Over-Lan session results in an illegible response.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Connecting via a Serial-Over-Lan (SOL) session to a system's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)

  • Pasting a clipboard containing more than 256 characters

  • Session becomes illegible due to multiple echoes back of original clipboard


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 (or earlier)
  • OpenIPMI-tools-2.0.16-11.el5_7.2 (or earlier)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (or earlier)
  • ipmitool-1.8.11-7.el6 (or earlier)

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