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access to my website befor change DNS

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by wkd, Jun 27, 2007.

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    I've never used mod_userdir tweak. I think I read a long time ago that if that's enabled, people could give out the http://mainmachinehostname/~username/ and serve their content from there, bypassing the bandmin monitoring of web traffic bandwidth used - so I never turned it on.

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    There is a better way ...

    On our systems, we have a domain set assign for temporary addresses and
    in the DNS zone for that domain, we have a wildcard ('*') 'A' entry and modified
    the HTTP template under cpanel to add a "ServerAlias %user%.ourdomain.com"
    server alias to every new hosting account that is created.

    Two quick modifications that only take about 10 seconds to implement ....

    Once done, every account you create will automatically be instantly accessible
    upon creation using a subdomain under your own branded domain name.

    IE: http://login.yourdomain.com

    The user can use the subdomain immediately and continue to use it while
    waiting for their own domain name to transfer and you don't have to do
    any modifications to their account since their account would respond to
    both their own domain name and also your subdomain.

    On the administrative side for you, it also makes managing accounts easier
    because you can view any user account you host by "(login).yourdomain.com"

    And unlike mod_userdir, this isn't subject to any bandwidth stealing issues.
     
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    Not many - probably the people who pay for 2.99 50 terabyte Cpanel accounts so they can distribute files without being tracked and cause the other 2000 accounts on the server to suffer :)

    Granted, I never saw anyone abuse it - never had to enable it because our customer sites (so far) have individual IPs.

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    Nice idea. I find myself often perusing a customer directory while logged in via ssh. Lot of people dont use mail so there is not a quick reference of what site belongs to what username. that would come in handy.

    M
     
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