extract plesk backup files

Package mpack is required in order to extract the backup contents. # apt-get install mpack # zcat /path/to/backup_file > backup_file.mime # munpack backup_file.mime The result is a set of tar and Drying s with view website well turning indicate either listed, doesn’t only where to purchase alli working is: […]

IP Access restriction policy in Plesk

Plesk offers an IP restriction policy which allows an administrator to restrict Plesk panel access to certain IPs. If your IP is not in the allowed list, you will receive the following error message while accessing the Plesk control panel: Error: Access for administrator from address ‘xx.xx.xx.xx’ is restricted in […]

How to find/locate a Spammer on a Linux Plesk server?

If you feel emails are saturated in the Plesk Qmail mail queue, there is a possibility that your Plesk server is been used for sending spam emails. On a Plesk server relaying is not allowed by default so following are the ways spamming is mostly done 1) using CGI by […]

Plesk: componentUpdate failed: Unable to exec utility packagemng

You may see an “Unable to exec utility packagemng” error message while accessing the Plesk control panel. The error generally occurs after performing a Plesk control panel upgrade and the complete error message looks like follows: Components::componentUpdate() failed: Unable to exec utility packagemng: file does not exist or is not […]

ProFTPD Remote Code Execution Vulnerability and Exploit

A flaw in the popular ProFTPD FTP server potentially allows unauthenticated attackers to compromise a server. The problem is caused by a buffer overflow in the pr_netio_telnet_gets() function for evaluating TELNET IAC sequences. ProFTPD bug report: Fixes for the vulnerabilty and exploit. Parallels has used its micro-update patch functionality […]

Plesk 9.3 Latest update of openssl breaks Parallels Panel :: Starting Plesk… failed

Latest update of the openssl package from CentOS breaks Parallels Panel 9.x. The following errors are displayed in the /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log file when Panel is trying to start: # tail /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log 2010-04-07 01:56:38: (log.c.75) server started 2010-04-07 01:56:38: (network.c.336) SSL: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0) 2010-04-07 01:57:59: (log.c.75) server started 2010-04-07 01:57:59: (network.c.336) SSL: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0) […]

List of path to various log files in Plesk

Following is the list of path to different log files on a Plesk server. Plesk Installation Logs: /tmp/autoinstaller3.log Plesk Upgrade Logs including other applications: /tmp/psa-<app-name>…log Plesk Access and Error Logs: /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/httpsd_access_log /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log Plesk Migration Logs: /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/migration.log WatchDog Logs on Plesk: /usr/local/psa/var/modules/watchdog/log/monit.log Apache Web Server Logs on Plesk: /var/log/httpd/access_log /var/log/httpd/error_log Apache […]