I just had to post these links as I found them tonight and they are quite scary in the way they put info together to get an interesting picture of people. First up is http://centralops.net/ This site can give you some detailed info on domains well worth a try but not just whois it can also do a server scan. Then there is this http://serversniff.net/ way to much info from a server than is healthy. And finally there is this http://www.paterva.com/web/Maltego/ which puts it all together and joins up the dots and the gui when available is really sick.
NOTE: This is now quite old there is an updated install how to on he ispcp site here.
IspCP is a branch of the VHCS project but it is a bit more of a welcoming project with a lot more activity on the development side of things.
This howto will also work with Debian Sarge.
This is a scripted install of ispCP so after the first few commands all you have to do is answer the questions.
In this howto I have started off with a clean install of etch with only openssh-server installed.
Login as root and change to root directory.
# cd /root
Download the mini install script from here.
Un-tar the mini install.
# tar -xvzf ispcp-omega-mini-installer-latest.tar.gz
Remove the tar file after extraction for house keeping.
# rm rm ispcp-omega-mini-installer-latest.tar.gz
Change to the extracted directory.
# cd ispcp-omega-mini-installer-0.5/
Run the install script (from here on its just a case of answering the questions).
Continue reading HowTo: Easy Install of ispCP on Debian Etch
Ok latest news on my VHCS saga is that I have just discovered the existence of a fairly big hole in the security which the dev guys don’t seem to bothered about fixing. Have a look at this, Ow and don’t listen to the early comments about it being fixed it wasn’t at time of posting this. The exploit lets you add admin accounts (Nice). I am now looking at ispCP:Omega which is a branch of VHCS but is still being developed.
I have recently installed a VHCS v188.8.131.52 server on Debian 4.0 with John. We found we had an error when adding domain users we got a blue refresh icon next to the account that never went away. If we tried to remove a user we got a yellow/orange pause icon next to the account and it would not delete. On further investigation we found that there were several forums on how to fix this problem but when we ran (as they suggested) the command:
we got an error that looked like this:
If specified by -literal_key, then the key length must be equal to the chosen cipher’s key length of 56 bytes at /var/www/vhcs2/engine//vhcs2_common_code.pl line 1443
Compilation failed in require at ./var/www/vhcs2/engine/vhcs2-rqst-mngr line 33.
The solution to this problem is quite simple John found it here but basically you need to:
- edit the file /var/www/vhcs2/engine/vhcs2_common_code.pl
- go to line 1445 and edit it to look like this: ‘keysize’ => 32,
The hole section should look as bellow when finished:
1443 my $cipher = Crypt::CBC -> new(
1445 ‘keysize’ => 32,
1446 ‘key’ => $main::db_pass_key,
1447 ‘cipher’ => ‘Blowfish’,
1448 ‘iv’ => $main::db_pass_iv,
1449 ‘regenerate_key’ => 0,
1450 ‘padding’ => ‘space’,
1451 ‘prepend_iv’ => 0
Update: If you doing a fresh install you may have to edit some other files for the same problem you just need to go to the line number and add this line above the cypher code.