An updated net-tools package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The net-tools package contains basic networking tools, including ifconfig, netstat, route, and others.
Prior to this update, the "hostname -i" command failed to display related network addresses when the hostname was not included in the /etc/hosts file. The "hostname -f" command had the same issue with Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs). To fix this issue, new "--all-fqdns" (or "-A") and "--all-ip-addresses" (or "-I") options have been implemented for the hostname command. These options are independent on the /etc/hosts content. The "hostname -I" command now displays all network addresses for all configured network interfaces, and the "hostname -A" command displays all FQDNs for all configured network interfaces of the host.
The "netstat -p" command output incorrectly displayed a number in the PID/Program name column instead of the program name. The code has been modified to fix this issue, and netstat now shows the correct program name in this column.
The netstat utility truncated IPv6 UDP sockets when the "--notrim" (or "-T") option was specified. This update fixes the issue, and whole IPv6 addresses are now displayed for UDP sockets when using netstat with this option.
The route(8) manual page now includes an explicit description of the "mss M" option.
The SYNOPSIS section of the plipconfig(8) manual page and the usage output of the plipconfig command have been modified to show correct plipconfig options.
All users of net-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.
Updated net-tools packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The net-tools packages contain basic networking tools. including hostname, ifconfig, netstat, or route.
Running the "hostname" command with the "-A, --all-fqdns" or "-I, --all-ip-addresses" option to display all Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) or network addresses of the host failed with the "Hostname lookup failure" error if the machine's host name was not resolved in DNS. With this update, these options are no longer dependent on name resolution; all FQDNs and network addresses of the host are now displayed as expected even if the host name cannot be resolved or is not included in the /etc/hosts file.
All users of net-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.