Alerts from cPanel server monitoring

NaniN

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Hi Friends,

I'm receiving continuous alerts from cPanel server. Please find attached screenshot for reference.

I'm not sure why we are receiving this mails. Could you please let us know how to resolve this issue?

Sample Email: pastebin.com/QCMdbGT7

Thanks in advance !

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Nani
 

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Eminds

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Looks like you have made some changes in exim configuration and the service at the moment is down. Read the email that you are receiving carefully. These emails nothing but alert of service down. You will need to fix the exim service.
 

NaniN

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Hello Eminds,

Thank you for your reply.

We didn't make any changes to exim configuration if you see the attached screenshot, all the cPanel services are failing continuously.
 

rpvw

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I would guess you are using exim on port 26 and it indicates in the alert you received that chkservd cannot connect to 127.0.0.1:26
The chkservd process attempts to connect to “127.0.0.1:26” in order to validate that this service is functioning. If you blocked connections with iptables or the “Host Access Control” interface in WHM, this failure may be a false positive.

To resolve this issue, either open the firewall to allow connections as the root user to “127.0.0.1:26” or disable checks for this service in WHM’s “Service Manager” interface
As the notification states - the first and most important thing to ascertain is whether these are false positives, or if the services were actually down......in which case you may have much bigger problems o_O

Assuming the alerts are as a result of false positives, follow the instruction for each alert, one by one, until you have resolved the issues.

As far as the other services are concerned, you may need to revise firewall access from 127.0.0.1 to the ports that they listen on. For full information on ports that should be configured please see How to Configure Your Firewall for cPanel Services - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

Additional information on the TailWatch / chkservd services are available at TailWatch - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

You may also want to check that access by localhost to any of the monitored services have not been blocked by Host Access Control entries.
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Can you verify if this continues to happen, or if you only received the alerts after rebooting the system? Chkservd can sometimes start before the services it monitors after rebooting the system, temporarily leading to those alerts for a few minutes until the services resume.

Thank you.