Month: June 2009

Disable SSLv2 on cPanel and Apache Ports

On this post we are going to show how to quickly patch a common PCI Vulnerability Alert that says something like this: “The remote service appears to encrypt traffic using SSL protocol version 2?. In Apache common ports 80 and 443, you need to modify the SSLCipherSuite directive in the httpd.conf or ssl.conf file. An…


Upgrade Openssl to 0.9.8k

On some old systems like centos 4.5, 4.7 openssl will need to be upgraded to newest version Here are the steps to upgrade : cd /usr/src wget http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.8k.tar.gz tar -xvzf openssl-0.9.8k.tar.gz cd openssl-0.9.8k ./config –prefix=/opt/openssl shared make;make test;make install /scripts/upcp –force Running upcp after building fixes the openssl-devel files. However, even though “openssl version” returns…


How to Add Services to Chkservd

From http://www.v-nessa.net/ (Sexy g33k chicks rock…) Chkservd is the service in cPanel that checks to make sure that services are running, then restarts them if necessary. It’s also responsible for the ‘Service Manager’ section in cPanel, which is an interface where added services can be easily checked on and off. To add a new service,…


Setting up cPanel Proxies

From http://www.v-nessa.net/ (Sexy g33k chicks rock…) It’s been about a while since cPanel 11.1 came out and the proxy script from cpanelproxy.net that we all know and love stopped working. Well, the cPanel devs came through for us again and incorporated an Apache-based proxy feature to natively allow users behind firewalls to connect to cPanel…


Where Does cPanel Put Things?

From http://www.v-nessa.net/ (Sexy g33k chicks rock…) I can think of a few things that are wrong with that title but in all seriousness…don’t you ever wonder where cPanel stores the config changes that you make in WHM? Automation is the key nowadays, and lately that’s required me to get a little down and dirty with…


Compiz Check

From forlong’s Blog Compiz-Check is a script to test if Compiz is able to run on your system/setup and if not, it will tell you the reason why. Additionally you can use the output of the script to look for support in the official Compiz Fusion forums or the mailing list / forum of your…


How to Install Software from a Tarball in Linux

Posted June 25th, 2009 by Joshua Price in Linux Most of the time, installing software in Linux is a breeze. Package management utilities like Apt, Portage, and Yum have made software installation in Linux even easier than it is in Windows (in my opinion at least). If you know what you want, you simply tell…


Install Smarty

This is a simple guide to get Smarty setup and running quickly. The online documentation includes a very thorough explanation of a Smarty installation. This guide is meant to be a quick and painless way of getting Smarty working, and nothing more. The guide assumes you are familiar with the UNIX system environment. Windows users…


How To Reset Linux Firewall Automatically While Testing Configuration With Remote Server Over SSH Session

Q. I’d like to tell my Linux iptables firewall to flush out the current configuration every 5 minutes. This will help when I’m testing a new rules and configuration options. Some time I find myself locked out of my own remote server. How do I reset Linux firewall automatically without issuing hard reboot? A. You…


Enable register_globals for a single domain

How to enable register_globals for a single website without putting the entire server security at risk? * In your file manager, enter the public_html folder. * In the public_html folder you will see a file called .htaccess. * Select the .htaccess file and click on edit in the upper right hand corner. * Copy and…