Categories Archives: Technical

Find symlinks on Cpanel

Find all possible root symlinks (leftover from attempted exploits) and save them as a list ‘symlinks.txt’. ls /var/cpanel/users | grep -v “\`\|\.\|cpanel\|root\|mysql\|nobody” | \ while read CPUSER; do find /home/$CPUSER -type l -not \( -lname “/home/$CPUSER/*” \ -o -lname “*rvsitebuilder*” -o -lname “[^/]*” -o -lname “/usr/local/apache/domlogs/*” \ -o -lname “/usr/local/urchin/*” \) ; done \ > […]

Simple Monitoring with Email Alerts that works on LSI MegaRAID and Adaptec

This tool will poll the output of command(s) or URL(s), and send email alerts if the output changes, contains (or not contains) certain text, or becomes unavailable. It’s a light weight, reliable monitoring replacement for the pile of garbage most RAID vendors include with their cards. Complex excludes and finds can be specified as Perl […]

Kickstart 4-disk RAID10 Recipe

Here’s a nice recipe for a RAID10 array comprised of 4x SSD disks. Tested to work on CentOS 6 (RHEL 6). Be sure to add the discard option in fstab for Trim support. zerombr yes bootloader –location=partition –driveorder=sda,sdb,sdc,sdd clearpart –all –initlabel –drives=sda,sdb,sdc,sdd part raid.100000 –size=250 –ondisk=sda part raid.100001 –size=250 –ondisk=sdb part raid.100002 –size=250 –ondisk=sdc part […]

Orphaned databases in Cpanel

If for some reason Cpanel’s database cache is out of sync and you can’t remove or delete non-existant databases, you can do so manually: Remove orphaned DB entries from: /var/cpanel/databases/dbindex.db Same here: /var/cpanel/databases/<username>.yaml Then execute the following: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/setupdbmap /scripts/update_db_cache