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Spacewalk (satellite) activation refresh child channels on client

We have a (spacewalk) rhn satellite server running and several hundred machines registered with it with a few activation keys. Each of these keys have one or more child channels. We need to know how ...
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Troubleshooting High TCP Retransmit Rate

I've been attempting to troubleshoot a network issue that presents with very high rate of TCP retransmits. 36 samples (taken with Wireshark 1.10.8 running on 32-bit Windows 7) totaling a little over ...
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get_profile_handle error with perl's xmlrpc::lite and satellite's cobbler

For some reason this attempt to get the cobbler profile, from Satellite, in order to modify it, fails. my $system_id = $server->get_profile_handle( $profile_name, $token )->result() or die ...
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RedHat Satellite API system.listPackages and packages.getDetails?

Has anyone found a way to relate packages returned by the client.system.listPackages call to IDs that can be used to look up Package details using the packages.getDetails call? Reading the ...
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I have servers that keep becoming inactive in RHEL Satellite 5.3

I have lots of RHEL 5 servers subscribed to a Satellite 5.3 server (I know it's all old, not my choice). After I register servers, many of them seem to fall out and become inactive and require ...
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Fresh Red Hat 6.4 kickstarts out-of-date

I am using an updated rhel-x86_64-server-6.4 channel to kickstart RHEL 6.4. What can explain servers being kickstarted with an out-of-date RHEL? I would like to kickstart the server with the latest ...
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Best practices in keeping older versions of RHEL secure?

We are running RHN Satellite and RHEL 6.3 servers with a frozen RHEL 6.3-channel. What are the best practices in keeping older RHEL 6.3-servers secure? It is important that: We do not get new ...
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Pin package versions in RHN?

Is there a way in RHN/Satellite to pin versions of packages to ensure that they don't get upgraded past a certain version? I have some custom applications that require certain packages to be locked at ...
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How can I create software groups in RHN Satellite?

I would like to be able to create software groups, so I can install a group of packages with yum groupinstall, e.g. yum groupinstall oracle-packages Does RHN Satellite support software groups?
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Is there a way to get Satellite 5.3 to list which packages are installed on each system?

I'm trying to generate a list of all the packages installed per server without having to go through each using rpm. I'm thinking Satellite should be able to provide this in a decent (hopefully easily ...
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Spacewalk/Satellite Server - spacewalk-create-channel

I have a Spacewalk installation and I have mirrored the RHEL6 base repo on my server using mrepo. I created a channel using spacewalk-create-channel --user=me --server=localhost --version=6 \ ...
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How to secure channels created with spacewalk-create-channel?

Does spacewalk-create-channel (RHN Satellite) create channels without security updates? spacewalk-create-channel --user=username --password=password -v 5 -r Server -u U7 -a i386 ...
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Is it possible to create a RHEL 5.7 channel based on updated (5.9) RHEL channels in Satellite?

I would however like to kickstart new servers based on RHEL 5.7. Both official Red Hat channels in Satellite are already updated to RHEL 5.9 and RHEL 6.4 though. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for ...
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Why does Satellite need a kickstartable distribution for cloned channels, but not on the official main Red Hat Channel?

I have been using Satellite for a while now and I am able to kickstart machines directly from the official main RH channels Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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What to do with subscription-manager in a Red Hat Network Satellite environment?

Yum commands all give the following error message: Unable to read consumer identity It seems however that subscription-manager plugin should be disabled if I use RHN/Satellite? What to do after ...
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Schedule/queue large e-mails in Exchange 2010, defer until latency drops

My challenge We have Exchange servers at various sites, but also aboard ships. The ships are connected to our network through satellite links when at sea, but switch to WiFi bridges when in port. ...
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Win 2008/FTP/Filezilla - Intermittent critical transfer errors

I work from home, off-grid, with a somewhat shaky satellite connection. There's a good chance that when uploading web files, it will hiccup, and the upload starts over. Until recently, our company ...
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TCP Window Scaling for Satellite Connections

A satellite connection generally has a RTT around 500ms. Connections generally suffer sub-optimal transfer speeds, in spite of large amounts of bandwidth because TCP acknowledgements take too long to ...
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Multicast File copy with Unicast responses

I'm trying to do some multicast big file copies over to remote clients on the other side of a satellite link. The idea is to minimize the amount of traffic going up to the satellite. I tried using ...
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Speeding up Outlook Express on Windows XP over satellite

My brother is in the field with Doctors Without Borders. I'm posting this question on his behalf. We use outlook express (on a pc running windows XP) and a 9600 baud dial up satellite phone modem ...
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RDP Over Mobile Satellite Internet

I am planning a vacation to a destination that will not allow me to have cell or Internet service. I play a role in my organization such that in an emergency situation, my availability is of some ...
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Receiving Cable/Satellite Television in Colo?

I am running analysis over many live TV channels (both broadcast and cable networks). Currently I have an office setup with couple of DISH receivers hooked up to HDMI capture cards in a machine ...
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RHN Satellite / Spacewalk custom channels, best practice?

I'm currently setting up RHN Satellite, and all works well. I'm in the process of creating custom channels, since we have certain software which should be available for all nodes of satellite, e.g. ...
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Open source alternative for Canonical Landscape? [closed]

From Canonical: Landscape is an easy-to-use systems management and monitoring service that enables you to manage multiple Ubuntu machines as easily as one through a simple Web-based ...
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recommend a Satelite internet provider [closed]

A part of our team is in Afghanistan and they are now asking me to find an internet solution for their office. The only option I can think of is satellite internet access, but unfortunately I do not ...
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Postfix sendmail -f configuration

I have Postfix installed on two servers. One of them writes e-mail (satellite) and the other one delivers the e-mails (smarthost). When I write e-mail from the satellite server I'm using the sendmail ...
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stream satellite signal to clients

In our new office I would like to allow some people to view satellite channels by setting up a streaming server and then allowing clients on different OSes (Windows, Linux & Mac) to view this ...
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Satellite data in Russia?

Anyone familiar with options for transmitting data in Russia? I'd be interested in hearing about low-speed packet data and faster. Not really looking at VSAT initially as I'd like to keep the power ...
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How Do I Configure Exim4 on Ubuntu to Send Mail Using Google Apps?

I have an Ubuntu VPS that is using exim4 as a satellite email server set up to send mail through Google Apps. Mail meant to go to an address hosted by Google gets delivered. This means that things ...