LinuxToday.com.au: An Analysis of The Red Hat Network - Part 2
Oct 18, 2000, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to renai43 for this link.
"OK, last week we took a quick look at Red Hat's new
business initiative, the Red Hat Network (RHN). This week we're
going to get jiggy with some of the system administration issues
that the RHN forces us to consider when dealing with it."
"The first thing that you will need to know is that currently
only Red Hat Linux 7 is supported by the RHN, although soon 6.2
will also be supported. So if your company is running an old 5.2
box, as well you might be, for 5.2 was quite a reliable release,
then forget about the RHN. It's not supported. I very much doubt
that many people are running version 7 of Red Hat Linux on trusted
servers yet anyhow, so this is more of an option you might want to
look at when you start installing new Red Hat servers."
"Secondly, using the RHN will involve a little daemon running on
supported machines. This daemon is called the 'rhnsd' or Red Hat
Network Service Daemon, and it's run via the normal init scripts. A
simple way to turn this on and off is to use the utility 'ntsysv'
which is packaged with Red Hat. Saves you all the hassle of
modifying those scripts yourself. On the systems I was looking at,
this daemon did not seem to take up much system resources at all.
If you're worried, try running 'top'."
- LinuxToday.com.au: An Analysis of The Red Hat Network - Part 1(Oct 03, 2000)
- Linux Weekly News for September 28, 2000(Sep 28, 2000)
- The Standard: Red Hat Is Now at Your Service(Sep 28, 2000)
- Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat offers services for Linux users(Sep 26, 2000)
- Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat Intros Version 7.0, New Network(Sep 25, 2000)
- LinuxWorld: Red Hat announces 7.0 release, rolls out Red Hat Network - Graphics, security improved(Sep 25, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Red Hat launching Linux subscription services network(Sep 21, 2000)
- AllLinuxDevices: Red Hat plans Linux for web devices
(Sep 21, 2000)