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Updated ntp packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source.
- When at least one system network interface had an IPv6 address and the network service was stopped or started, the ntpd daemon could terminate unexpectedly. This happened if the ntpd service attempted to read the device addresses at the moment when the network service had managed to configure only the IPv6 address of the first device. With this update, the underlying library function has been fixed and the daemon no longer crashes in the scenario described.
All users of ntp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.