An updated rhnlib package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The rhnlib package consists of a collection of Python modules used by the Red Hat Network (RHN) software.
- Due to an error in the rhnlib code, network operations would have become unresponsive when an HTTP connection to Red Hat Network (RHN) or RHN Satellite became idle. The code has been modified to use timeout for HTTP connections. Network operations are now terminated after predefined time interval and can be restarted.
- Prior to this update, programs that used rhnlib were not able to connect to RHN or RHN Satellite using an IPv6 address. The code has been modified to correct this issue, and rhnlib-based applications are now able to connect to RHN or RHN Satellite without any problems with IPv6 address resolution.
All users of rhnlib are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.