Originally Posted by jlightner
I was under the impression that RedHat only gave evaluation registrations. If so it may be that it recognizes your system as having previously been registered for evaluation so isn't allowing you to do new downloads past your original evaluation period.
You are talking about commercial versions only? I sometime ago bought Redhat 5, (not a commercial version) (I think they've changed the numbering since then as this came with netscape navigator 4.04!) That came with 'support' of some sort IIRC. But I assume I would have been able to get updates from Redhat even after that support had expired.
Now, with the commercial versions, you seem to have to buy support on a yearly basis, but I thought security updates would still be available free but I must be wrong about this. It seems to vary from 'manufacturer' to 'manufacturer'. Suse for instance seems to be different AFAICT you can go on getting fixes for all versions.
I've 'registered' myself on the redhat network and I'm trying to use that to access the update server.
If there a clear definiton of 'evaluation' and how its different from 'support' for Redhat, I'd be interested to read it.
On the face of it, I would suppose support to be help with installation and running problems and access to non-security updates.
I suppose you must be right, but it certainly isn't clear from the messages I've been getting from the application which are confusing to say the least.
Thanks for your reply.