APF: Allowing By Hostnames

Feb 8, 2007

It's possible to allow certain IP ranges to access certain ports by adding to allow_hosts.rules, but is it possible to allow certain domain names?

Eg: I want to allow all users of bell.ca to access port 41125-41130, and block all others from inbound/outbound.

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2 VPS, Hostnames On Same Domain

Apr 15, 2008

There is Server US. it's hostname is US.domain.com
the ns pointing to it are ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com

There is Server UK. it's hostname is UK.domain.com
the ns pointing to it are ns3.domain.com and ns4.domain.com

however, the UK.domain.com resolves simply because I added a dns zone on Server US, which points to the IP of UK. If server US goes down, UK.domain.com is unaccessible, so UK VPS is accessible only via IP.

How can I fix this issue and make the second server respond on that UK.domain.com URL without depending on the US server?

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Dec 22, 2007

What are anonymous hostnames and nameservers?

They seem to be quite popular among the larger hosts. Is it simply a non-branded domain, not associated with the business name/main domain itself.

I take it, this generic domain that is used for the anonymous hostname/nameservers is not hosted to any site?

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I am wondering is there a possibility for below:

I have a established host on a dedicated company1 like hostname1.mydomain.com and I want to get another dedicated server from company2 like hostname2.mydomain.com

Is this possible? Like sharing the same domain with different hostnames? Does whm allows this? And how they negotiate each other?

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The ppademo.com site is offline (and was unlicensed again last week).

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I just need to ask a few questions and i need help too to get my server up and running as im losing alot of time and money here

i remembered when i changed hostname on whm i need to run this through ssh:
So i did, and this was the result:


login as: rootroot@server80004.uk2net.com's password:
Last login: Sat Nov 1 01:39:07 2008 from proxy-sov.uk2.net
root@server1 [~]# /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt
Updating Internal cPanel Information........................................quer y failed: query timed out
[cpkeyclt.pl]: No working dig found!
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root@server1 [~]#

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Is this a setting somewhere? If so, can someone direct me as to where it would be, because I've been looking for hours and can't find a thing!

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But that's not the reason I'm here. My billing ends on the 12th, their terms require you cancel the server 3 days before billing ends. I pay manually each month by pay pal. I tried to cancel the server today, what I assumed was 3 days before the 12th and they told me I couldn't do it. That I had to pay for another full month. So I told them I just won't pay and they threatened me with a late fee. Is there anything legally these people can actually do to me if I don't pay? All they have is my contact information, I don't think they could submit to collections over that without my social security number.

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I am providing consultancy for a SOHO type of organization - 6-10 employees. The budget is not much for hosting. So we can't go high end. The current hosting company, in a way addresses more than 60% of the needs. However 1 important need is for users to be able to change their password for their email account. The current host says that DirectAdmin and CPanel fall short on this and nothing can be done. Any suggestions for hosts that address this need?

This is what the current package looks like:

* Directadmin control panel
* Apache web server
* Exim smtp server
* PHP5 scripting language
* PHPMyAdmin database control
* Unlimited subdomains
* SSI server side includes
* Centos linux OS
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* MySQL 5 database server
* PERL private CGI-BIN
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I'm racking my brain trying to remember what I did to make that happen and I'm not having much luck with google.

Any other FreeBSD folks here that are familiar with this and care to remind me?

I think it's time I start keeping notes.

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1) I've tried putting the EXE in various folders.
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Notably is some php scripted sites running on addon domains were unable to function effectively. One such example is using imagevue - a photo slideshow/gallery script. The problem of no photos or photos unable to load/show when the site is called directly from the addon domain [url]

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With the above incident and having tried on three other different webhosts, it's clear that something has to be done or otherwise, having multiple domain hosting has no real benefits if you consider the above matters.

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So long as we are not doing any reselling activities, there is no reason for the webhost to object or refused.

If your webhost is genuinely care about you and truly to provide an enhanced and efficient webhosting experience, then whm is one way to overcome any shortcomings from existing facility of using a single cpanel for all your multiple addon domains.

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Webhosts offering so-called unlimited domain hosting or limited multiple domain hosting on a single cpanel, should review the existing known issues such as the one mentioned above, and consider using whm to overcome such issues, thus truly provide a pleasant and effective multiple domain web hosting experience to its customers.

Webhosts should tweak and enhance its existing features/softwares/hardwares to improve the overall webhosting services.

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I submitted a ticket to buycpanel, they asked for the login information this morning, and have not heard back from them. This has happened every since they installed cpanel.

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I tried logging in from the PHP server, I get access denied. I then tried logging in locally, on the MySQL server and I get in fine...

It's not like it's a firewall issue though, it's strange...

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