UP2DATE(8) Red Hat, Inc. UP2DATE(8)
rhnsd - a program for querying the Red Hat Network for updates and
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
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.
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
output more information about what rhnsd is doing.
force the rhnsd process to run in the foreground instead of
automatically backgrounding itself, as it does by default.
Configuration settings for the rhnsd daemon’s initializa-
The external program launched by rhnsd to connect to the
Red Hat Network and retrieve any actions that have queued
A certification that authenticates the client machine to
the Red Hat Network. Generated via the up2date or rhn-
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),
Written by Preston Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Cristian Gafton <email@example.com>, and
Adrian Likins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.
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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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