Category Archive: Linux

Sep 19 2014

Firmware upgrade for HP Smart Array P420 FBWC 1Gb 2-ports Int SAS Controller

Because HP is now requesting money for some of their software and updates, i had to use a live Ubuntu 14.04 x64 disc in order to upgrade the firmware for HP P420 SAS Controller. I needed to try this update because on my HP ML310e Gen8 v2 servers (i have two), the controller is not …

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Feb 27 2014

Limit multiple attachment downloads in WordPress by IP

This solution uses Fail2ban along with a separte PHP script and a MySQL database to limit the number of attachment downloads for an IP. I needed this solution because some IP’s (mostly China) are constanty downloading the same files (zip and pdf) over and over again. In fact, the downloads are started but they never …

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Feb 26 2014

Enable SSL authentication on port 465 in ISPConfig 3 on Ubuntu

I used this tutorial located on for installing ISPConfig. It covers TLS authentication for SMTP but not SSL. To use SSL you must do the following steps : We must first allow postfix to listen on port SMTPS aka port 465

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Dec 06 2013

Fail2ban not reading log file pointed by symlink

I am using ISPConfig and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS x64 server, with a few custom Fail2Ban filters. One of the filters is designed to protect my server from different IP’s stealing bandwidth. Looking in my webalizer logs i noticed several IP’s (mostly from CHINA) downloading files I’ve attached to posts, usually drivers or manuals.

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Aug 23 2013

Install imapsync on CPANEL running on CentOS

I had to migrate an old email server running on a Fedora Core 6 to a cPanel running on a CentOS 5.9

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Feb 27 2013

WordPress Snapshot Backup plugin not working on ISPConfig3

Enable SuEXEC on ISPConfig 3

I have the WordPress Snapshot Plugin installed on 3 of my websites. On 2 of them it’s working – transferring the backup to the desired FTP server, but on one it’s not working as it should. It doesn’t create the backup locally nor uploading it via FTP. The plugin’s window looks like this when hitting …

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Nov 27 2012

Remove ISPConfig maximum upload size of 2M for WordPress

If you are using WordPress on a ISPConfig3 hosting solution with PHP-FPM, you may be limited to 2MB upload size. Error message :

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