Installation question

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by kadi, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. kadi

    kadi New Member

    Hi mr/falko
    sorry to bother you, i been following your perfect server for centos and have a simple question about the last one (perfect server for centos 6 x86_64), i just wonder if this will work on i386 ? i have pentium 4, 3.0, 32bit ? and i searched for your perfect server for i386 but i couldn't find any.
    Also if i copy Live DVD to hard drive is this installation will work with this DVD version ? and can i install
    ISPConfig on this Live DVD version if it is been copied on the HD ?
    I know you said in perfect server for centos 6 (x86_64) specific, but just i am wondering if it will
    work that will be a great, beside and i appology about that i been working with ms windows for long
    time so more used to GUI not command line now specially i am not advanced in the commands may be
    little by little i will be there.
    moving to linux.
    Thanks very much in advance
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The tutorial should work for i386 as well, but please make sure that you install the i386 rpms for RPMforge and EPEL in chapter 7.
  3. kadi

    kadi New Member

    amavisd error on shut sown

    hello again
    everything work good after applying perfect server centos 6, only 1 thing
    that i don't know why:
    on shutdown all OK except ( amavisd ) stoped ------(Failed)
    that is one
    the other thing that i need to know is: how to log in squirrelmail first time ?
    i tried root and root pwd, user & pwd nothing works.
    any help will be appreciated.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can ignore this because it will be stopped anyway.

    You must login with the email address of an account created through ISPConfig and the password of that email address.
  5. kadi

    kadi New Member

    what to do after perfect server ?

    Hello mr/falko
    Thanks for your fast reply.
    After applying perfect server centos 6, and so far everything is ok, what to do to make this new server very secured not to be hacked or phishing etc...i mean what is the best i can do to avoid this happen ? specially from what i understand that hackers use SSH most of the time to get in ? i need some
    Expert advice.
    Thanks again very much for your help.
    kadi :)
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The best thing is to install fail2ban and to configure it to block SSH break-in attempts.

    In addition to that I'd install rkhunter and chkrootkit.
  7. kadi

    kadi New Member

    one more question for ssh block

    hello mr/Falco again
    one more question.
    my server is kind of private server , so i don't need 3 things : SSH,FTP,Webmail
    I use my own Ftp and mail, so do i still need them ? if i don't then which file to modify
    to block them : jail.conf or jail.local because i saved jail.conf as jail.local as advice
    from fail2ban so i don't modify the original ? so that is another question,also there is fail2ban.conf so which one to modify ?
    and i looked in jail.conf (jail.local copy) there is :
    enable = true should i make it false and do the same to ftp and webmail ? or should be another way to block three of them ?
    I just wonder if it is safer this way not to use 3 of them and block them.
    Thanks alot again and sorry for bobbarding you with alot of questions in one time, i am just trying to shorten the time i take from you to answer my post.
    I again appreciate your help.
    Thanks very much
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can stop your mail and FTP server by using their init scripts in /etc/init.d/. You can uninstall webmail if you don't need it. I strongly advise against stopping SSH - you never know when you need it!

    According to, it's best to create jail.local and put all needed services there.

    If you don't stop SSH, I'd leave enable = true.

    If you don't use FTP and mail, you can set enable = false.

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