1.178.1. RHBA-2011:0469: traceroute bug fix update
An updated traceroute package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The traceroute utility displays the route used by IP packets on their way to a specified network (or Internet) host. Traceroute displays the IP address and hostname (if possible) of the machines along the route taken by the packets.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Prior to this update, using the "-m" command line option to specify the maximum time-to-live (TTL) value in the range 1 to 5 caused the traceroute utility to fail with the following error:
sim hops out of range
This update applies an upstream patch to ensure that all TTL values in the range from 1 to 255 are supported as expected. (BZ#461278
* Previously, using the "-l" command line option to specify the flow label of the probing packets caused the utility to fail with the following error:
setsockopt IPV6_FLOWLABEL_MGR: Operation not permitted
With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to address this issue, and using the "-l" option no longer causes traceroute to fail. (BZ#644297
All users of traceroute are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.