I am a Unix noob. I am currently working on a virtual machine that is running Red Hat 4.1.2-41. When I attempt to install a software package, I get the following error:
up2date_client.up2dateErrors.AbuseError: Error Message: Abuse of Service detected for server supplierweb (1019016735) Error Class Code: 49 Error Class Info: You are getting this error because RHN has detected an abuse of service from this system and account. This error is triggered when your system makes too many connections to Red Hat Network. This error can not be triggered under a normal use of the Red Hat Network service as configured by default on Red Hat Linux. The Red Hat Network services for this system will remain disabled until you will reduce the RHN network traffic from your system to acceptable limits. Please log into RHN and visit https://rhn.redhat.com/help/contact.pxt to contact technical support if you think you have received this message in error.
OK, so it seems that I have too much traffic going through the Red Hat network. I used the top command to check my processes and got this:
top - 09:07:33 up 18:07, 3 users, load average: 0.35, 0.33, 0.15 Tasks: 185 total, 3 running, 182 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 50.0%us, 50.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 2177252k total, 1091260k used, 1085992k free, 190420k buffers Swap: 2031608k total, 0k used, 2031608k free, 453392k cached
This is my VM that my company has set up for me, and the 3 users are me as a regular user, root (also me), and my manager, who is not using the VM and doesn't care if I reboot or whatever.
To reiterate, I know next to nothing about UNIX, so please bare with me. Can I assume that 185 tasks is maybe too many running, and this is the cause of the excessive traffic to the RH network? If so, what processes can I generally close without affecting operation? Sorry if this is a silly question or if it is not very clear. Ant help is greatly appreciated.