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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for rhnsd (redhat section 8)

UP2DATE(8)				  Red Hat, Inc. 			       UP2DATE(8)

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

SYNOPSIS
       rhnsd [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       rhnsd  is  a daemon process that runs in the background and periodically polls the Red Hat
       Network to see if there are any queued actions available. If any are queued, it runs them.

       rhnsd is typically started from the 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 120 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 net-
       work directly. Any network activity is done via the rhn_check utility.

       rhnsd can be configure by editing the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd config file. This is  actu-
       ally the configuration file the rhnsd init script /etc/init.d/rhnsd uses.

       -i, --interval
	      Specify  the  interval that rhnsd should wait between checking the Red Hat Network.
	      Default is 120 minutes, the minimum is 60 minutes. This can also	be  specified  in
	      /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd

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

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

       FILES
       /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd
	      Configuration settings for the rhnsd daemons init 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. Gen-
	      erated via the up2date or rhnreg_ks utility.

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

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

AUTHORS
       Written by Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com> and
       Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.
COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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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