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by Arf
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Let's brainstorm together ?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Let's brainstorm together ?

Use LastPass from LastPass.com so that you can make your passwords very obscure and yet never have to remember them. It's free for your desktop computer and only $12/year for your phone. Don't reuse passwords that you use elsewhere. If one of the places your password is used is breached, the hackers...
by Arf
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Hacker Spammer Handed Me A Really Bad Day.
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Hacker Spammer Handed Me A Really Bad Day.

Hey AZ, Wow, you too. Sounds like you're really clamping things down. One thing I've found that has helped is setting WHM to require passwords to be above 50 on the quality scale. I plan on going higher. I started at 40, dealt with a flurry of client requests. Then 6 months later 50, much fewer clie...
by Arf
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Hacker Spammer Handed Me A Really Bad Day.
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Hacker Spammer Handed Me A Really Bad Day.

A server migration is a very stressful process. In an effort to make some dramatic improvements, you have to move hundreds of websites, email, databases, software and other stuff off of one server and install all of this onto another. No matter how much planning you do, something, somewhere, at some...
by Arf
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin

George and ALL, Based on George's recommendation I checked out cPanel's migration service along with LiquidWeb and Reliable Penguin. The first one is free but requires a good deal of personal and technical involvement by the host. I never got a firm price from LW but RP is $700 (plus time for migrat...
by Arf
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Captcha alternative for NSM formmail using recipient alias
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Captcha alternative for NSM formmail using recipient ali

I get it, but how are the images created? Is it just a prefabricated one? Also, does NSM work with aliases in cPanel?

Pretty cool idea.
by Arf
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: poprelayd keeps dying
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: poprelayd keeps dying

It' started happening a LOT recently. Navi was able to fix it (so far) completely by compressing a specific file. I can't say which one in public. I will send a PM. Clearing this file solved the problem.
by Arf
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin

George,
Wow, that seems like a great option.

Note: WHMCS no longer does migrations to their billing system.
by Arf
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Anyone Ever Migrate from DirectAdmin

I wish to migrate a group of accounts from Direct Admin. Cpanel has the ability to do this but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience using the move tool?

for that matter, if you have experience using this tool for cpanel to cpanel servers, please let me know if it worked OK for you.

Thomas
by Arf
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Deny IPs Quickly (cpanel)
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Deny IPs Quickly (cpanel)

Hmm, I like that. Then you could write a batch file to do multiple accounts. Or, one could create a list of accounts within the script that it will effect.
by Arf
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Deny IPs Quickly (cpanel)
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Deny IPs Quickly (cpanel)

I hate form spammers. I block spammers who abuse my forms via the .htaccess file in an account. The problem is that it takes a minute to edit the stupid file regularly. It's those repeated tasks that drive me nuts. So I wrote a quick script that does the job in less than a second. It requires comman...
by Arf
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: I HATE fighting charge backs
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: I HATE fighting charge backs

If you use WHMCS and they update their card there, you can confirm that they used a password to access the account and to pay the bill along with their IP Address. So the credit card company says, "That doesn't prove that someone else didn't use their computer". Good grief. Anyway, I just got a cred...
by Arf
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: I HATE fighting charge backs
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: I HATE fighting charge backs

Very good. Thanks. I'll include that as well.
by Arf
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: I HATE fighting charge backs
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

I HATE fighting charge backs

I'm looking for suggestions. I have a large client attempting to charge back all charges all the way to JULY! So far I've provided emails showing that the client is happy with the service and the progression to closing their account last month. Very congenial. This along with their IP addresses. Now...
by Arf
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage

Older equipment being upgraded with newer equipment. That's what I was told.
by Arf
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage

That's a very good suggestions. Thanks Nigel.
by Arf
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage

I had a long conversation with my account manager today. He was certain that they sent out notifications. I checked and checked and nothing came in. Please have your acct mgr contact you. My is Rahul Kumar. You can demand that he call you and he will. Tell him that you spoke to me and that neither o...
by Arf
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Server Maintenance Causes 3 HR Outage

I had a surprise last night when my server went off line. I called and Navisite said that it was planned maintenance announced previously. I'm quite surprised that I didn't get any notice. Appearently mine and 8 blade servers were taken down for migration of storage (whatever that means). I was told...
by Arf
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: poprelayd keeps dying
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: poprelayd keeps dying

I created this for the purpose of restarting processes that have stopped. I've been using it for some time. I hope someone else can use it. Install: copy to server, change ADMIN email address, chmod 700, run on cron ever X minutes. #!/bin/bash # v1.2 added ADMIN email address # v1.1 using ps to moni...
by Arf
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: New DSM Interface
Replies: 0
Views: 1291

New DSM Interface

Anybody have an opinion on the new DSM look and feel? My first impression is that it's more difficult to find things when everything requires a click to see what's in a category. Thankfully I'm familiar enough with it to find what I need. Also, it's interesting that they're still developing this old...
by Arf
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: poprelayd keeps dying
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: poprelayd keeps dying

yes that's probably it. Can't figure out IP addresses. they're not in this log
by Arf
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: poprelayd keeps dying
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

poprelayd keeps dying

Is anyone else having trouble with their Alabanza server where poprelayd dies. The result is that when someone tries to send email they get an error message: An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: 5.7.1 ... Relaying denied. Please check the message recipient recipient@recip...
by Arf
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: LiquidWeb IP addresses are $5.00?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: LiquidWeb IP addresses are $5.00?

Am I Obligated to rent them from LW if the server is at LW?

And, where does one rent an IP from?
by Arf
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: LiquidWeb IP addresses are $5.00?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

LiquidWeb IP addresses are $5.00?

I didn't realize that LW raised it's pricing from $1/month to $5/month on IP addresses. Yeah, I know all about the shortage. But $5?

When do we start getting SSL certs for IPv6?

Is anyone using IPv6 by the way?
by Arf
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Friends don't let friends GoDaddy
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: Friends don't let friends GoDaddy

Agent: “Since the domain was close to expiry so we released it”.

It must have been a good domain that GD realized that they could sell it.
by Arf
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Memories of Ala
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Memories of Ala

Here's a great memory: THAD VARGO!
by Arf
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Memories of Ala
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Memories of Ala

Oh, the phone calls. they weren't fun but many clients were very understanding. I don't think I lost very many clients. And it wasn't bad to get money from the lawsuit.
by Arf
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Memories of Ala
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Memories of Ala

I recently migrated Alahosts.com to one of my own servers. During the process, I found one of the mp3 files of the phone conversations from December 7th. Sorry, I didn't realize this was a public forum and have removed the link to the file. If anyone has others, please share in the private environme...
by Arf
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Best Wishes
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Best Wishes

You win first post of 2013. Yay! Happy New Year.
by Arf
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ? mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ?

What code did you place in your httpd.conf or .htaccess ? I tried in firefox and got a 404 - no redirect happened in the address bar http://sparklingvintagelife.com/lookup-arf What the heck is the "lookup-arf" That's not in my quote above. Anyway, here's the code RedirectMatch 301 ^sparklingvintage...
by Arf
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ? mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ?

I'm cutting/pasting the URL. I don't think that it's operator error even though that was my first thought.

IE 9 (64-bit)

Try it yourself, the domain is http://sparklingvintagelife.com
by Arf
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ? mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ?

I would think that if it works in one browser that it is done correctly.
by Arf
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ? mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ?

Sapph, be sure to test your redirectmatch with IE. I find that it works with FF but not IE. :evil:
by Arf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Apache Redirect to URL w/ query string %3f instead of ? mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Apache RedirectMatch to a URL with a query string %3f

Very interesting. Would you mind providing all the .htaccess code for this? I may have a use for this.
by Arf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: What, no Avatars?
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: What, no Avatars?

Found it! Never mind.
by Arf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: What, no Avatars?
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

What, no Avatars?

Hey, I can't find out where i can upload my own avatar! :o