Server Crashes Everytime I add a new account


Well-Known Member
Mar 27, 2003
Ok, I have a server that crashes at the same point every single time I try to add a new account. It gets this far:

| New Account Info |
| Domain:
| Ip: XX.XX.XX.XX (n)
| HasCgi: y
| UserName: chiropra
| PassWord: xxxxxx
| CpanelMod: xlagoon
| HomeRoot: /home
| Quota: 1000 Meg
| NameServer1: ns8.mynameserver
| NameServer2: ns9.mynameserver
| NameServer3:
| NameServer4:
| Contact Email:
User chiropra added
Changing password for chiropra
Changing password for chiropra
Password for chiropra has been changed
Removing Shell Access (n)
Changing shell for chiropra.
Shell changed.
Copying skel files from /root/cpanel3-skel/ to /home/chiropra/
Using Quota v3 Support
Added Entries to httpd.conf

And then "BAM!" The server goes down. I was ssh'ed into the account when it happens, and I can't find any problems. On other server we did have that dnsadmin spawning problem, but this one doesn't even do that. It is the same version as all servers in the cluster.

I don't see any processes being started or anything...the server just goes dead...not even a ping.....I have to reboot through my datacenter to get it back what the heck is going on?

Here is the entries from the messages log at the exact time it went down:

Sep 15 00:29:19 x1 kernel: ** IN_UDP DROP ** IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=00:10:dc:ca:19:dc:00:e0:52:9a:14:21:08:00 SRC= DST=$
Sep 15 00:34:42 x1 init: Id "ag" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Sep 15 00:34:44 x1 filelimits: Increasing file system limits succeeded
Sep 15 00:36:10 x1 pure-ftpd: ([email protected]) [INFO] New connection from
Sep 15 00:36:10 x1 pure-ftpd: ([email protected]) [INFO] Logout.
Sep 15 00:43:55 x1 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Sep 15 00:43:55 x1 syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
Here is the error log:

[Thu Sep 15 00:36:50 2005] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/lasiksur/public_html/404.shtml
[Thu Sep 15 00:44:20 2005] [warn] NameVirtualHost has no VirtualHosts
[Thu Sep 15 00:44:20 2005] [warn] pid file /usr/local/apache/logs/ overwritten -- Unclean shutdown of previous Apache run?
[Thu Sep 15 00:44:23 2005] [notice] Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7a PHP-CGI/0.1b configured -- resuming normal operations
[Thu Sep 15 00:44:23 2005] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
[Thu Sep 15 00:44:23 2005] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)

I just can't figure this one out...


Well-Known Member
Mar 27, 2003
Well I did another /scripts/upcp --force (third time) and so far it has let me set up 3 accounts...

I guess I'll keep an eye on it....


Well-Known Member
Verifed Vendor
Jun 15, 2002
Go on, have a guess
A couple of things:

1. Make sure that laus isn't installed:

rpm -ev laus

If that didn't come back with an error, search the forums for the additional steps for removing laus.

2. If 1. isn't the issue then it could well be a fault memory stick in the server.