I've successfully patch our OES server using the rug command.

I've noticed however that there are lots of errors in the
/var/log/messages file relating to rcd attemting to connect to novell and
download patches. The "rug recurring" command shows 2 heartbeat
operations (server-poll & heartbeat). If I want to patch a server I'll
plan it, test it and implement it manually, how would I turn this off?

Many thanks in advance...