Re: RedHat trying to access Internet

From: Proteus (nobody@this.address)
Date: 04/08/02


From: "Proteus" <nobody@this.address>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 01:29:23 GMT

In article <vo6s8.255585$Hu6.56095063@typhoon.neo.rr.com>, "David
Christman" <david@christmantech.com> wrote:

> I have set up RedHat as a firewall for my network. I am using IPTables.
>
> I am only allowing access to the internet from computers behind the
> firewall (and logging everything else)... ie. The firewall itself
> cannot access the internet.
>
> In my logs I see that the RedHat computer is trying to access the
> internet. Specifically it is trying to access 'rhn.redhat.com'.
>
> Can anybody tell me why this is happening, and how I can make it stop?
>
> Gratefully,
> David T. Christman
>
>

man rhnsd

Your system is trying to connect to the RedHat Network for system updates
and such.

If you prefer to just manually update:
service rhnsd stop
chkconfig rhnsd off