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Updated netcf packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The netcf packages contain a library for modifying the network configuration of a system. Network configuration is expressed in a platform-independent XML format, which netcf translates into changes to the system's "native" network configuration files.
- When using the "virsh iface-start" or "ncftool ifup" command to start a disconnected interface configured to use a DHCP server, the netcf library reported a failure. However, the subsequent list of all interfaces showed the interface as "active". After this update, netcf only reports "active" interface status when the interface is marked both "UP" and "RUNNING" by the "ifconfig" utility and if any attempt to start the interface was successful.
- Previously, attempts to define an interface with a netmask higher than 24 bits failed. This bug has been fixed and it is now possible to define interfaces with netmasks of up to 30 bits.
Users of netcf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.