Bug 17934 - rhnsd should not run by default
Summary: rhnsd should not run by default
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-09-30 04:17 UTC by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 03:07:22 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2000:138 high SHIPPED_LIVE New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available 2000-12-21 05:00:00 UTC

Description Daniel Roesen 2000-09-30 04:17:50 UTC
Besides that it indirectly (rhn_check) spits out bogus error messages
(filed as Bug <A
it should not run by default since it's by default unconfigured. No need to
have a yet useless daemon running (useless because unconfigured).

Proposal: make RHN configuration smarter to have it activate the rhnsd
daemon after EXPLICIT user confirmation.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-10-04 18:45:47 UTC
we want Red Hat Network to begin working as soon as registration is complete. 
Because we cannot change the registration program (it is fairly senseless to
issue an errata for this program), we will continue to rely on the ability of
rhnsd to run even if it is not configured.  It consumes only a few kilobytes of
memory and is very small and secure.  However, per bug 17933, we have made rhnsd
smarter, and it checks for /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid before trying to execute
any sub-actions, failing with a syslog message at the DEBUG level if it is not
present, which should be suitable.

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