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The Danger of Demo Accounts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by anto, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. anto

    anto Active Member

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    Recently our servers have experiencing DDOS Attacks. After further
    investigation, it appears that the attacks came from CPanel Demo Accounts (all
    have static IPs).

    So, I'm calling for other CPanel based web hostings to review their policy on
    giving a demo account to their visitors. Your demo account could be the next
    place for irresponsible people to attack other servers.

    Thanks.
     
  2. feanor

    feanor Well-Known Member

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    a) don't let the demo account have a shell.
    b) set the disk quota to 5 megs
    c) don't let them have CGI
    d) manually set everything to not have executable permissions (and make sure that is unchangeable)
    e) set a bandwidth cap of 10 megs.
     
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