Bug 177054 - Unable to access RHN error
Unable to access RHN error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhn-applet (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
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Reported: 2006-01-05 14:47 EST by Robert Berlinger
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:02 EDT (History)
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Description Robert Berlinger 2006-01-05 14:47:15 EST
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Description of problem:
Frequently when clicking on the blue checkmark icon, there is a "Critical Information" panel present with the error message:

"The applet has been unable to access the following information sources in its last attempts: RHN @ https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/APPLET"

If I manually run "Check for updates" often, but not always, the critical panel will go away, and then often comes back again in a few minutes.

1. Why does the applet fail to access RHN sometimes?  I don't have any problems when I run up2date manually.

2. If the applet fails to contact RHN, and this is a critical error, why is the checkmark icon left blue, with no indication that the applet failed to check whether there are in fact updates?  For this reason I'm designating this as a security bug.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Click on the blue checkmark
2.  Check for critical information box


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Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:02:39 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
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