System registration with Red Hat Proxy fails with "Error communicating with server. The message was:Connection timed out on readline"

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Issue

  • Client registration to Red Hat Proxy is failing with below message:
# rhnreg_ks --username "admin" --password "xxxxxxxx" --serverUrl https://<PROXY FQDN>/XMLRPC --force

Connection timed out on readline
  • In /var/log/up2date we have:
[Thu Aug 14 13:00:29 2014] up2date logging into up2date server
[Thu Aug 14 13:02:29 2014] up2date A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #1
[Thu Aug 14 13:04:35 2014] up2date A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #2
[Thu Aug 14 13:06:40 2014] up2date A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #3
[Thu Aug 14 13:08:46 2014] up2date A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #4
[Thu Aug 14 13:10:51 2014] up2date A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #5
[Thu Aug 14 13:10:51 2014] up2date Error communicating with server. The message was:
Connection timed out on readline

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.x

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