The salt-minion.service fails when the minion has 2 IP addresses. Python exception 'illegal IP address string passed to inet_pton'

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SUSE Manager Versions Affected:
SUSE Manager 4.1
SUSE Manager 4.2

Client Environments Affected:

RHEL 7 Expanded Support


After upgrading salt packages, the salt-minion.service on minions with two IP addresses in interface fails with python exception 'illegal IP address string passed to inet_pton'.


A temporary patch (Program Temporary Fix) has been made available for client systems affected by this situation. Since the issue impacts the client registration process, if a client system is impacted by this issue, the packages containing the fix may need to be installed manually.

Mass PTF SLE 12 -

RES 7 -

Best practice for applying Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs) -

For impacted SLES 12 clients install the following packages from the above link, then run `systemctl restart salt-minion`:

For impacted RHEL/RES 7 clients install the following packages from the above link, then run `systemctl restart salt-minion`


Issue in grains code for clients that use python2-salt packages.


Top Issue


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  • Document ID:000020527
  • Creation Date: 06-Jan-2022
  • Modified Date:06-Jan-2022
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