Hints installing ISPc3 on a vhost / virtuahost at s4y

Discussion in 'Tips/Tricks/Mods' started by pjo, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. pjo

    pjo New Member


    i just installed ISPCONFIG 3 ( on a vhost (server4you.de) with debian etch standard installation according to the documentation.

    As this is a virtual host it might be the reason why some things didn't work as expected. So I decided to write a few hints how I solved it.

    1. the pure-ftp problem.

    issue: pure-ftpd not starting - syslog: [ERROR] Unable to switch capabilities : Operation not permitted

    solved by: compiling pure-ftpd without capabilities.
    I know there are ready compiled deb i386 packets to download anywhere, but I needed it for amd64. So I compiled by myself.
    You can download it here: http://pjo.de/pure.html
    Install it with
    dpkg -i paketname.deb
    2. I don't know why, but SMTP, let's say Authentication SASL didnt work for me. I noticed that there were some differences in the /etc/default/saslauthd
    So I did:
    vi /etc/default/saslauthd

    and changed these parameters:

    OPTIONS="-c -m /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd -r"
    3. My mailrules didn't work
    I tried many things. At the end this resolved the problem:
    I comented out that optin in postfix main.cf:

    receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
    So perhaps some have similar problems, and this might help.

    By the way I migrated from ISPc2 to a ISPc3 system.
    A smooth way to transfer the web data from one to another server was lftp(apt-get install lftp):

    lftp -u web12_admin,ftppassword -e "set ftp:list-options "-a" && mirror --allow-chown /web /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web && bye" oldserver.de
    Using that command I moved successfully some joomla and wordpress sites.

    Of course additinally you have to export/import the SQL tables...


  2. ispconfigMan

    ispconfigMan New Member

    VPS Hosting

    I am hosting with RapidSwitch www.rapidswitch.com using a Debian 4 VPS on their starter package which is super cheap at £7 per month. I setup ISPConfig 3 with out any probs...apart from a postfix problem which i am trying to resolve. But no major issues.
  3. pureskills

    pureskills New Member


    nice thread I just installed ISPconfig 3 on my s4y vserver

    But know i try to create a couple of subdomains.
    I created the subs in ISP config and added some dns A records but i still don'T know where i have to put the content.

    Do i need to create a new folder? And is it important that i set a subdomain DNS A record in the s4y powerpanel, too?

    thanks for you help

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