Tweak Settings, Default Address :fail: problems

vwiley1

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Hi,

I have found a bug which I think should be addressed.

In WHM, I have used the Tweak Settings to set all default addresses to :fail: on account creation.

While this works on new accounts to the server.. It does not work properly when adding an add-on domain or sub-domain.

To be more specific:

Add-On Domain Creation
fakedomain.com default address is set to USERNAME
fakedomain.maindomain.com default address is set to :fail:

Sub-Domain Creation
subdomain.maindomain.com default address is set to USERNAME


As you can see, only the sub-domain that is setup when adding an add-on domain is following the rules set in tweak settings.

On my servers, I do not let clients edit the default address.. I have disabled the feature. I had problems with some ISP's blocking mail from my server when a client set the default address to their local ISP email account. The ISP blocks my server rather than the server the spammer sent the mail from.

I also have an exim dictionary attack ACL installed, so spammers targetting a domain get blocked from the server. The dictionary attack ACL only works if the default address is set to :fail: and I really don't want to have to set this manually for every sub-domain and add-on domain added to the server.

I have created a bug report here:
http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=5164

Please vote on this bug so it gets addressed.
 

cPanelKenneth

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Note - I'm not disputing the usefulness of setting the default address when creating addon and sub domains, just popping in here to clarify something.

The tweak setting in question only applies to creation of cPanel accounts. Addon and sub-domains don't create cPanel accounts, therefore the tweak setting does not apply to them. As such this is not a bug but a request for feature expansion - making the setting apply to more than cPanel accounts.
 

SageBrian

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Note - I'm not disputing the usefulness of setting the default address when creating addon and sub domains, just popping in here to clarify something.

The tweak setting in question only applies to creation of cPanel accounts. Addon and sub-domains don't create cPanel accounts, therefore the tweak setting does not apply to them. As such this is not a bug but a request for feature expansion - making the setting apply to more than cPanel accounts.
Good point about account versus sub-domains.
However, since setting up a sub-domain (or parked) allows for email delivery to that domain, it would then follow that the default mail delivery settings should be in effect.
You are, in essence, setting up a new mail address. And, it get's default settings from somewhere. :) Just not from the given tweak setting.

One could therefore debate that it is, indeed, a bug. (new mail accounts setup using Park/Addon/Subdomains are not using proper Default Setting)

Either way, it would be nice if the 'feature' was expanded.

[this is not meant to be argumentative or disagreeable]
 

vwiley1

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Oct 4, 2003
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Good point about account versus sub-domains.
However, since setting up a sub-domain (or parked) allows for email delivery to that domain, it would then follow that the default mail delivery settings should be in effect.
You are, in essence, setting up a new mail address. And, it get's default settings from somewhere. :) Just not from the given tweak setting.

One could therefore debate that it is, indeed, a bug. (new mail accounts setup using Park/Addon/Subdomains are not using proper Default Setting)

Either way, it would be nice if the 'feature' was expanded.

[this is not meant to be argumentative or disagreeable]
I have to agree with Brian on this one. It shouldn't be a hard change for cPanel to include in the next stable version.

Brian, refer to this thread for a script to change defaults to :fail:
http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=30987

Make sure to read the entire thread, there is an updated script later in the thread which you may want to use.