"last login" in cpanel control panel always says "locla host"
In cpanel, in all skins, across all users accounts, "last login" always says cpanel. i sent an email to support [this is a dedicated server] and they replied:
In case of localhost in last login the cpanel forums shows these details
This is down to using STunnel instead of building their own SSL engine, or integrating someone elses.
STunnel just creates and handles the SSL chat with the end-user browser, then forwards the unencrypted traffic over the localhost; hence as far as cpanel is concerned, all logins come from localhost (127.0.0.1)
does this sound right? their saying nothin can be done about it.
You are connecting via port 2087 to the stunnel daemon, it encryptions communication from you to the server and from the server to you on port 2087. Stunnel then opens a connection from 127.0.0.1 to 127.0.0.1:2086 and relays the information unencrypted.