Tom Diehl on 16 Dec 2008 21:01:59 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] rhel proxy

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, David Coulson wrote:

> wrote:
>> For OS and distribution patches, have you considered the RH Satellite or
>> RHN Proxy server products...they are designed to do just what you want.
> They cost money, Squid is free. I have repeatedly failed to make a
> business case for deploying RH Satellite Server. Even with 100+ boxes, I
> can't justify the $300/box cost.

If you want free Satellite server try Spacewalk. I have never tried it but Spacewalk is 
Red Hat's free version of Satellite server.

>From the web page:
"Spacewalk is an open source (GPLv2) Linux systems management solution.
It is the upstream community project from which the Red Hat Network Satellite
product is derived."

In addition there is a program called mrepo

Again I have never used it but it is supposed to allow you to download all of 
the packages from RHN into a local repo.

Mrepo is most likely easier to setup and maintain. Last I heard spacewalk
still needed Oracle but they were working on converting it to run on MySql.
That was 6 months or so ago so things might have changed.


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