I recently added a server to our network. After a normal RHEL5 installation I added a number of packages via yum. This was about 2 weeks ago.
This morning Im looking for something in yum and tried 'yum list <package>'. I got a large error:
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ? yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 309, in user_main errcode = main(args) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 157, in main base.getOptionsConfig(args) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 187, in getOptionsConfig self.conf File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 665, in <lambda> conf = property(fget=lambda self: self._getConfig(), File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 254, in _getConfig self.plugins.run('init') File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/plugins.py", line 179, in run func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs)) File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/rhnplugin.py", line 111, in init_hook login_info = up2dateAuth.getLoginInfo() File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateAuth.py", line 219, in getLoginInfo login() File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateAuth.py", line 186, in login li = server.up2date.login(systemId) File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnserver.py", line 52, in __call__ raise self.__exception_from_fault(f) up2date_client.up2dateErrors.AbuseError: Error Message: Abuse of Service detected for server alice (1018572633) Error Class Code: 49 Error Class Info: You are getting this error because RHN has detected an abuse of service from this system and account. This error is triggered when your system makes too many connections to Red Hat Network. This error can not be triggered under a normal use of the Red Hat Network service as configured by default on Red Hat Linux. The Red Hat Network services for this system will remain disabled until you will reduce the RHN network traffic from your system to acceptable limits. Please log into RHN and visit https://rhn.redhat.com/help/contact.pxt to contact technical support if you think you have received this message in error.
What did I do to trigger this? I tried the link but it doesn't go anywhere useful.