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IP Addressing and Firewall

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kenny5445, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Kenny5445

    Kenny5445 Registered

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    Hi,

    Should cPanel but directly on a public IP and internet facing or should it sit behind a firewall with a one to one NAT?
    If so is the distribution secured automatically?

    Thanks

    Kenny
     
  2. cPanelDon

    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
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    The server with cPanel/WHM installed should have a public (WAN) IP address bound to its primary network interface. Either a software or hardware firewall may be used, but introducing Network Address Translation (NAT) where the server uses an internal (LAN) IP address will incur more difficulty with initial provisioning of and maintaining applicable software/daemon configurations.

    Securing a new OS installation and customizing the configuration must be performed by the server administrators that manage the system; however, cPanel/WHM offers a number of features and functions that can help. I recommend reviewing our release notes for cPanel version 11.25 and our documentation to learn about the latest security-related features and enhancements available.

    cPanel 11.25
    Release Notes
    WHM Security Center
    cPanel/WHM Training Resources

    Here is a related forums area on the topic of security:
    cPanel and WHM Security - cPanel Forums
     
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