rhnsd



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NAME

       rhnsd  -  a  program  for  querying the Red Hat Network for updates and
       information


SYNOPSIS

       rhnsd [OPTION]...


DESCRIPTION

       rhnsd is a background daemon process that periodically  polls  the  Red
       Hat  Network  to  see if there are any queued actions available. If any
       are queued, rhnsd will execute those actions.

       rhnsd is typically started from the initialization  (init)  scripts  in
       /etc/init.d/rhnsd  when  it’s  time to poll the Red Hat Network servers
       for available updates and actions. The default interval  is  every  240
       minutes.  The minimum polling interval is 60 minutes.

       To  check for updates, rhnsd runs an external program called rhn_check.
       This is a small application that actually makes the network  connection
       to Red Hat Networks.

       The rhnsd daemon does not listen on any network ports, nor does it ever
       talk to the network directly. Any network  activity  is  done  via  the
       rhn_check utility.

       rhnsd can be configured by editing the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd config-
       uration file. This is actually the configuration file  the  rhnsd  ini-
       tialization script /etc/init.d/rhnsd uses.

       -i, --interval
              Specify the interval that rhnsd should wait between checking the
              Red Hat Network. Default is 240 minutes, the minimum is 60  min-
              utes. This can also be specified in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd

       -v, --verbose
              output more information about what rhnsd is doing.

       -f, --foreground
              force  the  rhnsd  process  to  run in the foreground instead of
              automatically backgrounding itself, as it does by default.



       FILES

       /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd
              Configuration settings for the rhnsd daemon’s initializa-
              tion script.
       /usr/sbin/rhn_check
              The  external program launched by rhnsd to connect to the
              Red Hat Network and retrieve any actions that have queued
              up.
       /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid
              A  certification that authenticates the client machine to
              the Red Hat Network. Generated via the  up2date  or  rhn-
              reg_ks utilities.


SEE ALSO

       The rhnsd daemon is tightly coupled with Red Hat Network.  Visit
       <http://www.redhat.com/network> for access or to sign up.

       rhn_check(8), up2date(8), up2date-config(8),


AUTHORS

       Written by Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>,
       Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>, and
       Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com>

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1999, 2000 Red Hat, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source  for  copying  conditions.
       There  is  NO  warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
       FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



4th Berkeley Distribution       Fri Feb 9 2001                      UP2DATE(8)

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