Cpanel server scripts: start/stop entropychat

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Cpanel server scripts: start/stop entropychat

Post by Arf » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:26 pm

During the Navisite server migration disaster we opened up a chat room on a cpanel server for people to communicate (and console each other). Anyway, I learned a long time ago that anyone can open a chat room on any cpanel account if entropychat's daemon is running which is by default turned on. To protect our off network server from misuse we don't run the program except during special situations. So, I wrote some quick and dirty scripts to turn it on/off.

Drum roll please: These are my first cpanel contributions.

If you use cpanel, you might want to disable this program for security/privacy/bandwidth reasons. Here's how:

To stop entropychat daemon:

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touch /etc/entropychatdisable
killall -9 entropychat

To start entropychat daemon:

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#just in case
killproc entropychat
rm /etc/entropychatdisable

These are my first contributions to CPanel hosts.

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Post by theunknownhost » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:48 pm

You can also disable it and other services in the WHM

Click Home
Click ServICE Configuration
Click Service Manager

You can also setup service monitoring/automagic restarts.

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