Update Ruby On Rails
Ruby on Rails has recently released patches for a critical security vulnerability affecting nearly all versions of Rails. It is critical that your Rails applications be updated to one of the following versions:
If you have a cPanel server, make sure you have cPanel’s daily updates running. cPanel versions
include the updated versions of Rails.

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Someone recently asked me what some of the more useful linux networking commands are and what some of the implementations are. Here is a compiled list for some of those commands:

(click continue reading below first before using the links… long page is long)
1. netstat
2. ping
3. traceroute
4. mtr
5. whois
6. finger
7. iptables
8. host
9. nslookup
10. ss
11. route

In my next post, I will be going over 10 more useful linux networking commands. I will be touching on:
ifconfig, iwconfig, ethtool, arp, tcpdump, tracepath, nmap, telnet and dig

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As of December 12th 2012, Google is no longer allowing secure connections to servers with self signed SSL’s. This simply means if a client checks a cpanel email account from gmail, (assuming they have forwarding setup) they may run into errors stating the SSL connection is not allowed. There appears to be two fixes, either…Continue Reading “Google secure connection (SSL) and cPanel email issues”


  • Obtain the Cloud Linux License from manage2.cpanel.net
  • Obtain permission from the customer to reboot the server.

    In cPanel:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cloudlinux_system_install -k

    ~Possible error: Might see "Yum error: Plugins are disabled".

    ~Add "plugins=1" to /etc/yum.conf and try again.
    echo "plugins=1" >> /etc/yum.conf that should do the trick

    shutdown -ar now

    ~When its back up rebuild apache.

    /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/easyapache --build

    3rd party license

    wget http://repo.cloudlinux.com/cloudlinux/sources/cln/cpanel2cl
    sh cpanel2cl -k $key
    ~Replace $key with your license key.
    /scripts/easyapache --build


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