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8.18. conman

Updated conman packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
ConMan is a serial console management program designed to support a large number of console devices and simultaneous users. ConMan currently supports local serial devices and remote terminal servers.


The conman packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.2.7, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. With this update, support for the ipmiopts directive in the conman.conf configuration file has been included. (BZ#951698)

Bug Fix

Previously, the length range of timezone strings was not sufficient to process all known timezone codes. As a consequence, the conmand daemon failed to start if the timezone name consisted of five or more characters. The maximum string length has been set to 32, and conmand now always starts as expected.
Users of conman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.