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Too Many Connections/Block

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jason G, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Jason G

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    My server uses CPanel and I'm getting blocked because CPanel is telling me I have over 100 connections and it thinks I'm a hacker. I can't imagine why I have so many connections, but this has been happening for many weeks and it locks me out of the site (e.g. no FTP, no email, no web access, etc.).

    Is this a known issue? How can I fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance for any help that you may offer.

    Sincerely,
    Jason
     
  2. webignition

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    This isn't, as far as I know, a feature of cPanel itself.

    Are you using any third-party firewall? The behaviour you describe sounds very much like how Chiry's CSF works.
     
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    Is this your own dedicated server? I mean do you have root access? Did you install any of these: APF, BFD, Mod Evasive? or any other firewall? Can you restart the cPanel at the prompt: /sbin/service cpanel restart
     
  4. Jason G

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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for your message.

    I'm considered a reseller on a shared server. The server admin has tried to fix this problem a few times, but she hasn't been able to. I just sent her the link to this thread, so she can come and read and post.

    Do you have a solution that she (or I, with my limited/reseller WHM/CPanel access) can try?

    Sincerely,
    Jason
     
  5. AndyReed

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    Any error message(s) in this regard will help. It could be more serious than what I thought!
     
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    There's nothing you'd be able to do directly.

    The first step would be to find out if any firewall, or similar, is in place - there is definitely something running on the server, not directly related to cPanel, that is causing this to happen.

    The server admin really should know if this is the case.
     
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    I agree with everyone else, It sounds like you have a firewall setting.

    To get around this, which you truely don't need to be using anyway,
    turn off your web accelerator software for your browser. Normal
    web browsing does not require 100 plus connections, especially
    if you are digital service.

    I would suggest your admin keep their limit in place. Its a
    bit tight but efficient.
     
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