Description of problem:
Using an activation key a user can register a system to:
1. A rhel 4 channel even though it's rhel 5 (and vice versa)
2. A zstream channel that is earlier than the clients software (i.e. a 5.1
client can register to a 5.0 eus channel).
Essentially there is no validation before registering the system to a channel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is pretty old behavior, spoke to cliff and punting to 5.2
*** Bug 427578 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mixed between WONTFIX and NOTABUG - it is functioning as designed. The registration with activation key is registering you successfully to the exact channel you asked for within the activation key.
I prefer this over us double checking and assuming failure. Customer may want system on that channel, due to reasons unknown to us.
*** Bug 444971 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***