rhnsd - A program for querying the Red Hat Network for updates and information.
rhn_check [ options
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
. 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
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
rhnsd can be configured by editing the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd
configuration file. This is actually the configuration file the rhnsd
initialization script /etc/init.d/rhnsd
- -i, --interval
- Specify the interval that rhnsd should wait between
checking the Red Hat Network. Default is 240 minutes, the minimum is 60
minutes. This can also be specified in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsd
- -f, --foreground
- 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
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