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All posts by: Travis

Where is my Two Factor Authentication?

cPanel & WHM version 54 introduces the new Two Factor Authentication features for the cPanel and WHM interfaces. This feature is one of the most highly requested features on features.cpanel.net. We at cPanel worked hard to bring this in cPanel & WHM version 54.  When the new feature hit the CURRENT release tier, some of our third-party integrators grew concerned about the changes made to the API system. We …

11.38 Webinar Recap

Just in case you missed it, we had an active Webinar for cPanel & WHM 11.38 yesterday morning that can be watched here:https: http://vimeo.com/66895982. This webinar featured myself (Technical Product Specialist team), Phil King from the Angry Llamas Scrum team (IPv6), Felipe Gasper from the Cobra Scrum team (SSL), Brian Carlson from the Release Team, and Eric Ellis, cPanel’s Director of Development Operations. We covered the features available in 11.38 and concluded with a short …

Open Resolver Handling with Bind on CentOS 5.x cannot Update to 9.7[Workaround][Old]

Edit: This information is old and may longer be relevant. An open resolver is a DNS server, which will allow a recursive query of an arbitrary domain from any IP address. An open resolver can be used in a reflection DDoS. Only Subnets controlled by the organization should be allowed to conduct recursive queries on a DNS server. [1] The problem is bind comes from Red Hat, which has locked the 5.x version to the …

Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM

Backups are a crucial part of any hosting plan. The panic and worry of a site crashing can keep a website owner up at night. For many people, a website is more than a digital presence, a website is means of survival. Whether their site sells widgets or is ad sponsored, losing data …

How I Met My Donor

By Travis On March 18th, Eric (cPanel’s Director of Development Operations, who’s also my older brother) and I got into a rented Mercedes and turned onto the Autobahn. We had a little over 600 kilometers to drive to Vechta and had to be back that night. It was not even a question of …

Gone Phishing

How to Minimize and Stop Phishing Emails by Travis Ellis, Technical Product Specialist With the holidays fast approaching, the occurrence of phishing can skyrocket. We put together a handy little guide on how to minimize and stop phishing emails. Enable DKIM and SPF DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a powerful resource introduced in cPanel in 11.32. This tool will sign the email with a digital signature that claims responsibility for emails. This gives the ability …