1.11. bridge-utils

1.11.1. RHEA-2011:1061: bridge-utils enhancement update

An enhanced bridge-utils package is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The bridge-utils package contains utilities for configuration of the Linux Ethernet bridge. The Linux Ethernet bridge can be used to connect multiple Ethernet devices together. This connection is fully transparent: hosts connected to one Ethernet device see hosts connected to the other Ethernet devices directly.
This updated bridge-utils package adds the following enhancement:
* Support for Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping configuration has been added, which allows multicast packets to be forwarded to only relevant interfaces. (BZ#574466)
All users of bridge-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this enhancement.