An updated bootparamd package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Bootparamd is a server utility that provides information needed by diskless clients to boot. It consults the /etc/bootparams file for the required information.
Previously, the bootparamd utility did not convert network byte order (big-endian) to host byte order (little-endian on Linux and x86 platforms). Consequently, the sort functionality of a router's IP addresses did not work correctly because the ulong_compare() function compared values in reverse order. This bug has been fixed, and sorting now works properly in the described scenario.
All users of bootparamd are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.