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7.17. bridge-utils

Updated bridge-utils packages that add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The bridge-utils packages contain 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.


The man page was missing the multicast option descriptions. This update adds that information to the man page.
This enhancement adds the missing feature described in the BRCTL(8) man page, that allows the user to get the bridge information for a simple bridge using the "brctl show $BRIDGE" command.
All users of bridge-utils are advise to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.