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Red Hat Network (RHN): IS&T Software Update Service

Red Hat Network (RHN) is an automated software update service for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. This service provides your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system with software updates to reduce system administration load and ensure your server is always running the latest system software with the most current security updates. Taking these updates makes your server less vulnerable to break-ins and resulting disruptions of service.

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Linux is supported and recommended for servers. For more information on Linux support, including desktop options, see the Linux Support Statement.

Recommendation

IS&T strongly recommends Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers register below to use IS&T's RHN Service to automatically update their machines regularly.

Software

There is no software to download. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system has fully integrated RHN support.

Price

While RHN is a fee-based service when purchased directly from Red Hat, IS&T offers the same service locally for free with registration. You may be prompted to register for RHN service directly with Red Hat during first boot or when you start Mozilla. Don't -- they will charge you. 

How to obtain

Simply register and follow the activation instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. 

Important: You may be prompted to register for RHN service directly with Red Hat during first boot or when you start Mozilla. Don't -- they will charge you.

IS&T offers RHN service free with registration. Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system will be granted access to an MIT-maintained Red Hat Network Satellite server that provides downloads of the latest system software and security updates. Be sure to configure your workstation for automatic updates to ensure you always have the latest software.