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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by maxisgamer.net, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. maxisgamer.net

    maxisgamer.net Registered

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    I suggest that people monitor their hostees cron jobs, as someone on my site gave the following command and shut my server down. (How Embrarrasing!)

    That shut everything down, and I had to email the colocator, and ask for a reboot. I had no reply within 2 hrs of asking for a urgent reboot, so I walked round to the data centre. It is only 5 mins from home. I had to explain to security, and they finally got it rebooted. I got to see my cage.
     
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  2. dezignguy

    dezignguy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, perhaps you should create this as a bug for cpanel in bugzilla.

    Did this user have any special priviledges? Was it running as a root cronjob?
     
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    We do watch cron jobs. That's one of the many things I use my "monitor changes" script for. Every time a new cron job is added or modified, I know.

    A few months ago that script stopped a spammer. We had a new client sign up on the monthly plan, paid $7, and an hour later I was notified of a new perl script uploaded to his account. I checked it and 5 minutes later his account was terminated.
     
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