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Updated rhn-client-tools packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
Red Hat Network Client Tools provide programs and libraries that allow systems to receive software updates from Red Hat Network (RHN).
- The RHN Proxy did not work properly if separated from a parent by a slow enough network. Consequently, users who attempted to download larger repodata files and RPMs experienced timeouts. This update changes both RHN Proxy and Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHN Client to allow all communications to obey a configured timeout value for connections.
- While Satellite 5.3.0 now has the ability to get the number of CPUs via an API call, there was no function to obtain the number of sockets from the registered systems. This update adds a function to get the number of physical CPU sockets in a managed system from Satellite via an API call.
Users of rhn-client-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.