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2.2.3. Updating the Configuration Files Manually

As an alternative to the GUI interface described in the previous section, users may also reconfigure the Red Hat Network Registration Client and the Red Hat Update Agent by editing the applications' configuration files.
To configure Red Hat Update Agent on the client systems connecting to the RHN Proxy Server or RHN Satellite Server, edit the values of the serverURL and noSSLServerURL settings in the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date configuration file (as root). Replace the default Red Hat Network URL with the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the RHN Proxy Server or RHN Satellite Server. For example:
 serverURL[comment]=Remote server URL serverURL=https://your_primary.your_domain.com/XMLRPC noSSLServerURL[comment]=Remote server URL without SSL noSSLServerURL=http://your_primary.your_domain.com/XMLRPC 

Warning

The httpProxy setting in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date does not refer to the RHN Proxy Server. It is used to configure an optional HTTP proxy for the client. With an RHN Proxy Server in place, the httpProxy setting must be blank (not set to any value).
Skip this section if you are running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or later on the client system.

Note

You must use version 2.7.11 or higher of rhn_register on client systems so they can recognize new certificates. This RPM should be available in /var/spool/up2date on your proxy system after running up2date for the Proxy.
To configure the Red Hat Network Registration Client on the client systems connecting to the RHN Proxy Server or RHN Satellite Server, edit the values of the serverURL and noSSLServerURL options in the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn_register configuration file (as root). Replace the default Red Hat Network URL with the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the RHN Proxy Server or RHN Satellite Server. For example:
 serverURL[comment]=Remote server URL serverURL=https://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/XMLRPC noSSLServerURL[comment]=Remote server URL without SSL noSSLServerURL=http://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/XMLRPC