Updated iproute packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The iproute packages contain networking utilities (ip and rtmon, for example) which are designed to use the advanced networking capabilities of the Linux kernel.
- Invoking the socket stat utility, ss, with the "-ul" arguments did not list open UDP sockets. Consequently, users could not list open or listening UPD sockets. A patch has been applied to the ss utility to list UDP sockets and now the utility correctly reports all open UDP sockets.
- The iproute packages were distributed without the libnetlink library for accessing the netlink service. Consequently, it was not possible for users to utilize the libnetlink library features. The libnetlink library is now included in the newly introduced "iproute-devel" subpackage. As a result, users can now utilize libnetlink features.
All users of iproute are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.