Error: WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable is reported via email notifications. Note: Our server is running Centos Server cpanel2.interactivewebs.com Primary IPAddress xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Service Name sshd Service Status failed ⛔ Notification The service “sshd” appears to be down. Service Check Method The system’s command to check or to restart this service failed. Number of Restart Attempts 19 Service Check Raw Output (XID cg7fzv) The “sshd” service is down. The subprocess “/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_sshd” reported error number 3 when it ended. Startup Log Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd: Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd: Unit sshd.service entered failed state.Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd: sshd.service failed. Log Messages Dec 7 02:34:37 cpanel2 sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable. Memory Information Used 1.12 GB Available 14.01 GB Installed 15.13 GB Load Information 0.00 0.01 0.07 Uptime 1 hour, 30 minutes, and… Read More »WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable
The Apple Developers Union Recently a new group of App store developers has banded together to help push the cause of making the Apple App Store a little more developer friendly for people trying to make a living as Developers of applications for Mac’s and iPhones. The website is called The Developers Union and has some listed goals and targets. Their about page states We believe that people who create great software should be able to make a living doing it. So we created The Developers Union to advocate for sustainability in the App Store. Today, we are asking Apple to publicly commit — by the tenth anniversary of the App Store this July — to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores before July 2019. After that, we’ll start advocating for a more reasonable revenue cut and other community-driven, developer-friendly changes. Here is why we… Read More »The Apple Developers Union
DNN Event ID 1310 after moving website to new server Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected
IIS throwing Event ID 1310 Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected The Error Message Exception information: Exception type: ConfigurationErrorsException Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected. The Membership Provider that contains the unsecure passwords format is: AspNetSqlMembershipProvider. The obsoleted password format is: Encrypted. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=834784. Request information: Request URL: Request path: User host address: User: Is authenticated: False Authentication Type: Thread account name: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool The Problem was actually simple and a “user error” We tried to connect the website up to the wrong database. i.e. When we copied the database and moved it, we inadvertently copied the wrong database. This caused the above error due to the fact that the machinekey data in the web.config file was wrong for the database. This caused the error 1310 to be thrown and the Application Pool associated with the new incorrectly setup site to stop. The fix. Connect to the… Read More »DNN Event ID 1310 after moving website to new server Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected
KB – Granting folder permissions to IIS application pools Skip to end of metadata Go to start of metadata Whenever a new application pool is created, IIS creates a security identifier (SID) that represents the name of the application pool itself. For example, if you create an application pool with the name “Smartcrypt,” a security identifier with the name “Smartcrypt” is created in Windows. Resources can be secured by using this identity. However, the identity is not a real user account and will not show up as a user in the Windows User Management Console. This can be configured by selecting a folder in Windows Explorer and adding the “Smartcrypt” identity to the folder’s Access Control List (ACL). Open Windows Explorer Select the directory the Smartcrypt Manager is installed under (eg: c:\web\mds) Right click the directory and select Properties Select the Security tab Click the Edit button and then Add button Click the Locations button… Read More »Adding Application Pool Identity in IIS to a Folder
To clear the DNS cache on a Mac computer running the later version OSx Open a Terminal window and paste in the following: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; say cache flushed Then hit enter. You will be asked for the password you use to login as an admin.
LH Pilot Update 9.10.7 – Updated the source for NOTAMS to fix the problem of FAA blocking regions via their website.– Updated New EK Categories.– Updated the colour coding for new categories. This update addresses the latest released data from EK with new colour coding. Also we were previously referencing NOTAM information from the FAA website. They have begun blocking IP addresses outside the USA. Subsequently we have referenced a new datasource and improved the formatting of the NOTAMS to be much easier to read.
cPanel WordPress Site Error The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini While working with a Cpanel Website running WordPress, you attempt to upload a file and receive an error: “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” To fix for ALL Accounts in Cpanel Login to the WHM Administration system. Note that this is usually the HOST provider that has access to this. Softare >> MultiPHP INI Editor Then for the Different PHP Version in the Dropdown, selecting for example ea-php55 or ea-php56 Edit the post_max_size to something bigger that the default 8M AND or Edit the upload_max_filesize to something bigger than the default 2M To Fix for the Account you are working in. Loged in as the Account holder, Software MultiPHP INI Editor Select the location that you will apply this modification to. This should be the site or sub domain you are experiencing the problem… Read More »Cpanel WordPress Site Error The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini
alphassl the requested property value is empty Exception for HRESULT 0x80094004 Problem When completing an Alphassl certificate install on IIS using the “Complete Certificate Request” you receive the error: There was an error while performing this operation.Details: The requested property value is empty. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80094004) Now this is a Typical Microsoft Error in that it really only has meaning to the person who created the error. For us end users stuck in this weird Microsoft world, the error message is trying to tell us that the Certificate you pointed to for the “Complete Certificate Request function in IIS is pointing to a .CER file that is not valid as a certificate for import. So at this point it is time to check what certificate you placed in the .CER file that you are trying to import. Solution In particular with Alphassl certificates, the process of completing a new… Read More »alphassl the requested property value is empty Exception for HRESULT 0x80094004
Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017 In August 2017 Microsoft released another version of Outlook for Office 365 for PC that caused a major problem for people connecting to Exchange 2016 servers. This problems is all to do with the AutoDiscovery setup that Outlook uses. Microsoft appear to have set outlook to use their Office 365 servers as an initial point of setup configuration regardless of how you have configured AutoDiscovery. The bottom line is that outlook keeps trying to authenticate agains office365 and not your own server. While this is a known issue, as of January 2018 it has not been fixed in the next version of Outlook. The Fix There are two fixes, and either one should work. We suggest Fix 1 Fix 1 First one involves setting a registry entry on the computer experiencing the issue. To fix this issue, create a text file and… Read More »Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017
Windows Server 2016 Download Maps Manager Delayed Start Red in Server Manager Dashboard Its kind of annoying to find that after a fresh install of Windows 2016 Server you have a service that fails to behave correctly.And it is because your MapsBroker stopped or never started to work. The good news for users of a system that ships in a state that throws an error is that the fix is quite simple. When you click on the service, you will see something like this. Even if you attempt to force a start, it does not resolve this issue. The good news is that this service is really not something you want anyway if you have a windows server doing actual server functions. The Fix The simple fix is to disable this service. The easy way to do this is to: Open Windows Powershell Be sure to open this by right… Read More »Windows Server 2016 Download Maps Manager Delayed Start
Know Roaming Review – Should I Use KnowRoaming Mobile In one word, NO. But let me explain why we think the reviews we have read online don’t live up to our experience. Firstly, as someone who professionally travels the entire globe and who is a techno geek, data is one of the most important travel tools these days. To look up and book all sorts of things form AirBnB to Uber,, Google Maps and just staying in contact with loved ones. Getting Data is really still a huge hassle after all these years. Blackberry had the right idea to provide unlimited global packages for their devices world wide, and I personally cannot wait for Elon Must to get his 4,425 satellites up and running giving global coverage of low orbit satellite based data services. I am surprised that Apple or Google etc have not jumped in and lined up the… Read More »Should I Use KnowRoaming International Mobile Review
Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016 Server. Installing the function to clean your disk, requires that you install the Desktop Experience module from the Windows Feature list. 1. Open a PowerShell with Administrator rights. 2. Exercute: Import-Module ServerManager Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience That’s it. A Reboot of the Computer is required.
Outlook Slow and Unresponsive wiht MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016 Server In our case the versions in question were found to be: Outlook 2013 connecting to Exchange 2016 with MAPI over HTTP enabled. Reported Problems The user reported that outlook was slow to open email, and unresponsive with searching in outlook. The CTRL right click on the Outlook connection icon (bottom right) showed the connection was made with HTTP The Problem It is reported that MAPI over HTTP which is a newer connection method of laterExchange servers and potential better and more reliable for devices connecting has some unreliabilities in some instances with earlier version of Outlook. Our testing shows that later outlook versions and the Mac versions of outlook have no troubles at all. The Solution IN Exchange 2016 it is possible to disable MAPI for a users mailbox. The issue this may have is that they could… Read More »How to Fix Outlook Slow and Unresponsive with MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016