Obtained an activation code under our ALA, but red carpet will not allow
me to activate the service. Attempts to activate it either in the GUI
or from the command line with ~> rug act -s 1 <code> <email> result in
an error that reads:

Warning: System could not be activated: Invalid URI -

Within the GUI, the dialog displays the above error, as well as:

Please ensure you typed the email address and activation code correctly
(fault -613)

I've confirmed that the https://update.novell.com/data URL appears in
the service listing.

I'm behind a proxy, but have been able to successfully use YOU to update
a SLES9 box