2.2.4. Updating the Configuration Files Manually

As an alternative to the GUI interface described in the previous section, users may also reconfigure the Red Hat Update Agent by editing the application's configuration file.
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

noSSLServerURL[comment]=Remote server URL without SSL


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).