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    VENOM

    Thanks, Tyler! I was hoping that was the answer. :)
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    VENOM

    I was wondering if the Virtuozzo product used by Knownhost is affected by the VENOM 0-day.
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    Backup options

    I have been playing with my own solution which encrypts the cPanel backups and then copies them to a FlipHost storage VPS. What made me look at the new Backupsy option was the price. I pay $3.50/month for a 100gb storage VPS with FlipHost. Getting R1Soft and 100gb for just $0.50 more seemed like...
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    Backup options

    I was pretty excited today to note that Backupsy had launched an R1Soft based product line which offered 100gb of storage, unmetered bandwidth and one R1Soft license for $4/month. Seemed like a no-brainer solutions to the problem of offsite backups for my KH VPS-2. Unfortunately, the R1Soft...
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    DNSSEC

    Great! From Googling around, it seemed like lack of DNSSEC support in cPanel was a big deal. I thought that meant it would choke on some of the new DNSSEC entries. Thanks!
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    DNSSEC

    I'm interested in messing around a bit with DNSSEC. As far as I know, the version of BIND installed on the Knownhost VPS packages should support it fine. Unfortunately, it looks like cPanel is still working on adding support. There's a third party plug-in to add DNSSEC support, but I'd rather...
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    Disabling root user access to WHM

    Thanks, Jonathan. Not the answer I was hoping for, but you saved me a ton of Googling and false starts.
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    Disabling root user access to WHM

    Not sure it's possible, but a common unix security measure is to disable remote root logins via ssh and only allow root access via su from wheel group users. I know WHM operates in a completely different way, but does anyone know if it's possible to do something similar here as well. 1) Can...
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    Upgrading cPanel fro 11.38.2.7 to 11.40.0.7

    Never mind...I can see from my Update Preferences that I have 'Stable' selected, which is 11.38.2.12 (seems to have updated since my post. 11.40 is 'Edge', hence no update for me.
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    Upgrading cPanel fro 11.38.2.7 to 11.40.0.7

    Scanning through my cPanel options this morning, I noticed the 'Upgrade to latest version' option in the cPanel section. The 'Change log feed for all versions' link off the 'Change log' option in that same section indicates a substantial update (in terms of change log items) at 11.40.0.2. Seems...
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    root access security (password vs cert)

    Thanks Jonathan! I'll look into the IP restrictions on ssh.
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    root access security (password vs cert)

    Bump :) Just hoping to get some experienced input as to whether or not a password vault like KeePass combined with a long, randomized root password and cpHulk is a decent alternative to the usual ssh key-only login policy.
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    Setting up a cPanel account for the root domain

    Looks like another contributing factor was a lingering SSL site I somehow configured for the root domain. Not sure if that was left over from previous efforts to install the root domain as a user account and configure it for SSL. I...did a lot of stuff when I was first finding my way around WHM...
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    SSL cert re-use question

    In the end, I left the system hostname as knownhost.domain.com, despite the fact that the SSL cert was for www.domain.com or domain.com. WHM installed it without a burp and as long as I access it using www.domain.com, it seems to work as expected. It'd been much neater to do the rename trick...
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    SSL cert re-use question

    WHM seems to insist that I have a 3 part hostname: "Your hostname must contain at (sic) 3 unique sections split by periods". They probably mean to say 'distinct', but whatever. Bottom line is that WHM won't let me use domain.com as my hostname. I'm guessing that's new, and somewhat unfortunate...
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    SSL cert re-use question

    Thanks Jonathan and Matt for the helpful replies. I was actually considering dropping some more $'s on an AlphaSSL wildcard cert to make this whole exercise a bit easier. Matt's tweak on the WHM hostname sounds like a great way to get maximum mileage out of my puny $10 PositiveSSL cert. :) I'm...
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    Setting up a cPanel account for the root domain

    Thanks Jonathan. Knowing it should work put me on a fast path to the root cause. After seeing your reply, I went over what actions I might have taken which both involved my root domain name and varied from the vanilla WHM configuration. That pretty much narrowed it down to installation of my...
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    Setting up a cPanel account for the root domain

    I signed up for my VPS and specified knownhost.mydomain.org as my hostname. Now, I'd like to create a cPanel account through which to manage mydomain.org, mostly to setup a website at www.mydomain.org. When I try to add a cPannel account for mydomain.org via WHM, I get the following error...
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    SSL cert re-use question

    I purchased a cheapy ($10/yr) Comodo Positive SSL cert to secure www.mydomain.com. This cert covers the root, mydomain.com, as well. I have a few mail related questions: 1) Can I re-use the SSL cert to secure SMTP traffic? I seem to recall doing so a long time back for a sports league I helped...
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    forums.knownhost.com not resolving on Verizon?

    Ah, well. Just opened up my laptop to try messing with DNS servers and found that the problem went away. Next time it happens, I'll see if Google DNS fixes the problem.
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