[RHEL] rhn_register tool stops/crashes and the following timeout message is logged: "rhn_register A socket error occurred: Timeout Exception, attempt #5"

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  • After a fresh install in a Dell Server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the rhn_register tool cannot complete the registration process. When the user entered the login and password, the next step crash and the time out message is logged.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3

  • Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5PAE #1 SMP i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

  • Dell Server T610

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