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Old 05-16-2007, 09:35 PM
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new ordered dedi server has running with 73 days with all wired settings?


HI all,

I am not sure anyone in here has same experience, I have ordered new dedicated server from XXX (not disclose their name for now) in US,
after I received welcome email, login with root password they provided, I found my server has been running 73 days, and when I check my memory usage,
Code:
total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2025       1995         30          0        762        985
-/+ buffers/cache:        246       1778
Swap:         1992          0       1992
and most of files the owner is root, eg, I can no privilege to run su as normal user (funny), uder /usr/local, i got
Code:
drwxr-xr-x  22 root root  4096 Mar 30 04:32 ./
drwxr-xr-x  18 root root  4096 May 15 17:16 ../
drwxr-xr-x  12 root root  4096 May 15 17:00 apache/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root wheel 4096 Mar  3 16:23 bandmin/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 May 15 16:58 bin/
drwx--x--x  38 root wheel 4096 May 15 17:13 cpanel/
drwx------   3 root root  4096 Mar  3 16:21 cpanel-rollback/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 May 15 16:45 etc/
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Mar  3 16:07 frontpage/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Feb 21  2005 games/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 May 15 16:55 imap-2004g/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Mar  3 16:27 include/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Mar 28 02:45 lib/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Feb 21  2005 libexec/
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Mar  3 16:09 man/
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root  4096 May 15 17:11 php5/
drwxr-xr-x   5 root root  4096 May 15 16:45 rkhunter/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Feb 21  2005 sbin/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Mar  3 14:55 share/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Feb 21  2005 src/
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     2 Mar  3 16:03 ssl -> ../
drwxr-xr-x   6 root root  4096 Mar  3 16:22 tt2/
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root  4096 Mar 13 06:12 Zend/
I am not sure this is due to cpanel installed, as I never used cpanel before, but my feeling is that this server might be screwed up already, anyone can tell? thanks.



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Old 05-16-2007, 09:42 PM
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lol

Tell them that they apparently forgot to reformat it - ask for a clean OS install.

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Old 05-16-2007, 09:45 PM
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Check cpanel license,may be someone else used the server before you but cancaled now,so they setup it for you without OS reload.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:00 AM
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You'd be better off with an OS reload considering the clients files are still on there. Any datacentre worth there salt would pretty much force it.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:07 AM
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You are right..the server may have some changes. Better do a reload. In fact, you should get a clean server from the start.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:47 AM
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Plus, it is possible that the server was compromised at some point.

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Old 05-17-2007, 09:47 AM
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I am really curious what dedicated host is forgetting to clean up servers before reselling them.

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