4.5. RHEA-2012:0829 — new packages: ipset and libmnl
New ipset and libmnl packages are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ipset packages provide IP sets, a framework inside the Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernel, which can be administered by the ipset utility. Depending on the type, an IP set can currently store IP addresses, TCP/UDP port numbers or IP addresses with MAC addresses in a way that ensures high speed when matching an entry against a set.
The libmnl packages required by the ipset packages provide a minimalistic user-space library oriented to Netlink developers. The library provides functions to make socket handling, message building, validating, parsing, and sequence tracking easier.
This enhancement update adds the ipset and libmnl packages to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. (BZ#477115, BZ#789346)
All users who require ipset and libmnl are advised to install these new packages.