I've noticed that "up2date" can read other things besides RHN's propietary update stuff, and I'd like to use an alternative to that if anything exists (mostly because RedHat have treated me like absolute dirt since I bought my product, and I can't bear to give them another $350 just so they can sling me the hard work and updates put together by other people who they're not even paying for the privilige - including myself, as a contributor to at least one recent update!)
I don't want or need their "support", not that they actually gave me any when I asked for it in my 1st year anyhow.
Is there some place where "RHN" updates are mirrored ?
How do I configure up2date (or yum/atk/whatever) to use these?
Can I configure or automate something to get updates from multiple different sources and block any that don't match (eg: have been hacked to include bots or spyware), or is there some way of acquiring trusted signatures or otherwise validating rpms
What is the "RedHat Network Altert Notification Tool", and why does it know what updates I need to install even though my subscription is over: is there a way to use this tool to get those updates from somewhere else?
Sorry to sound like a newbie, but normally Linux is so good it doesn't need to be updated, so I've not delved into this confusion before :-)