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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 the Update Agent on client systems that connect to Red Hat Proxy or Satellite, 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) of the Proxy or Satellite. 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 Red Hat Proxy. It is used to configure an optional HTTP proxy for the client. With a Red Hat Proxy in place, the httpProxy setting must be blank (not set to any value).