1.170. system-config-network

1.170.1. RHBA-2011:0817: system-config-network bug fix update

Updated system-config-network packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The system-config-network packages provide network configuration utilities for both the graphical user interface and command line. These utilities support Ethernet, wireless, IPsec, Token Ring, ADSL, ISDN, and PPP.
This update fixes the following bug:
* When the /etc/hosts configuration file contained an invalid entry (for example, an IP address without a hostname), an attempt to run the system-config-network utility failed with a traceback written to standard error. This update corrects the utility to verify that the /etc/hosts file does not contain erroneous lines. As a result, when an invalid entry is present, a warning message is displayed, and system-config-network starts as expected. (BZ#492915)
All users of system-config-network are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.