Here is the error:

dss-server:/etc/opt/novell/zenworks # zlmmirror server-list-catalogs
ZENworks Linux Management Mirror (zlmmirror) 7.0.0
Copyright 2005, Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.

Error: HTTP error 500 occurred during the following request: "https://update.novell.com/data/channels.php".
The most likely cause of this error is an authentication failure. Please check the <User> and <Password> fields in the <RemoteServer> section of the configuration file or check the "/etc/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/deviceid" and "/etc/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/secret" files and try again.


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i confirmed i took the gibberish from the mentioned files are in my username and password fields. below is my zlmmirror.xml file.

<ZLMMirrorConf>
<Session>
<RemoteServer>
<Base>https://update.novell.com/data</Base>
<Type>rce</Type>
<User>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</User>
<Password>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Password>
<Catalog></Catalog>
</RemoteServer>
</Session>
</ZLMMirrorConf>


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And here is info on the box itself:

dss-server:/etc/opt/novell/zenworks # SPident

CONCLUSION: System is up-to-date!
found SLES-9-i386-SP3 + "online updates"

dss-server:etc/opt/novell/zenworks # uname -a
Linux dss-cs99la36 2.6.5-7.244-smp #1 SMP Mon Dec 12 18:32:25 UTC 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
dss-server:/etc/opt/novell/zenworks #


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any help is appreciated?