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    Question DirectAdmin for "spoiled" WHM admins

    Well, this is a bit embarrassing but I'll give it a try.

    When dealing with the same software since 2003 (or 04 I am not sure) and some features are just hard-wired in your brain, it's difficult to find a new solution. It's like trying to quit smoking or something.

    So I made a list to ask a few questions from the "Admin" side of the panel. I tried "FAQ for DirectAdmin new customers" and it solved me a few questions but anyway, sorry I got a few more


    a) Mail related things. Which are critical. Not to blacklist us etc:

    1) Max failures / Defer percentage. Is there anywhere in panel ? Or a way to implement it ? Useful when we got spam. Not all users/domains are saints. There are old installs usually infected with backdoors / phishing sites / spam apps.

    2) Alerts on weird Outbound connections (probably spam, huge mail queues) like OSM from configserver or built in ?

    3) I use this for spoofing / outgoing spam protection. Can I do the same in exim ?
    And when I say can I do the same what I mean. Can we generally edit the confs ? Or like cPanel they will be overwritten?****

    4) Automatically SPF / DKIM generation: Is there a list? Let's say I migrate 100 accounts, how I can see if all 100 have SPF and/or DKIM enabled and enable them one by one or bulk ?

    5) Automatically SNI mail.domain. Solved thanks to FAQ.

    6) Functions in panel for: Mail Delivery Reports, Mail statistics, Relayers, View Sent Summary. Are in there or script / plugin alternative ?

    7) Alternative to /etc/mailips - I think FAQ and https://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1692 solved this too. * Or else: How can I transfer all domains in different IP if I get blacklisted. *



    b. Apache Stuff:

    1) Can I touch anything ? Or there are configs that are overwritten like cPanel and I need to pay attention in which files ?

    2) Is there a place to define Options: TLS/Ciphersuite/Signature/Directory options/Spare Max-Min Servers/Server Limit/ Max workers/ KeepAlive/ Timeouts or I edit manually? If manually, there are specific files that I can touch ?
    *(2.b: Same goes for exim, dovecot, ftpd. What I can touch and where? Are there specific included confs for max connections / ciphers / tweaking / changing limits?) Anything gets overwritten ? Are there somewhere in panel or by hand/terminal only ?

    3) Equivalent / Similar or Alternative to these menus: Apache status / Daily Process Log / Task queue / PHP Options - custom php files (like PHP Manager) or by hand ? And if by hand, where are the files? Can we put custom php.inis inside every user ?


    c. Other Stuff:

    1)Bulk and/or one by one domain TTL change? I thought I saw parameters for SOA, NS, etc but no the TTL. Also, can we bulk change it in case of transfers for example ? Or with scripts if no in panel ?


    2) phpMyAdmin for root/admin user. Possible not to ask password?


    3) Script/Page like AutoSSL layout? Or else "How to quickly check if everyone's certs are ok and if not, enable them, or check why".




    d. Client side:

    I think I loved it. Icons grid/hybrid is a love with first sight. But still 2 questions:
    1) Direct Login to phpMyAdmin for customers with no password ?
    2) Direct Login to Mail Accounts too? Or a walkthrough how to do it at least at admin level when we troubleshooting issues.
    3) Mail account password change. I think solved here: http://forum.directadmin.com/showthread.php?t=56858 using /CMD_CHANGE_EMAIL_PASSWORD




    Sorry if some (or all) of the questions are sound silly but it's completely new to me. I don't even know for example which configs I can touch and which are managed by DA.

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    I am new to but I will start with... Happy reading ahead..

    maybe some of these are helpful maybe not.
    1)Rspamd is great https://forum.directadmin.com/showth...ghlight=rspamd

    2)CSF/W2W does not support OSM yet on DA see my cxs guide here https://forum.directadmin.com/showthread.php?t=58223
    csf already works.

    3)overwritten maybe... start here https://help.directadmin.com/?topic=5

    https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=577

    4)it was automatic for me. start here https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=577 . then just browse...

    apache
    1)start here https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=2

    2)yes you can touch... just make custom files. Mostly by hand in either frontent or backend it all depends on what you want. https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=1

    3)they are everywhere https://help.directadmin.com/index.p...e+are+my+files

    other
    1) global method https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=87

    2)Huh?

    3)not sure

    user

    1 and 2 No . request here . https://forum.directadmin.com/showthread.php?t=58131

    3) oh good you found one.... LOL


    Just keep reading and searching..

    PS welcome to the fray... I mean the forum..
    Last edited by bdacus01; 07-12-2019 at 11:53 AM.
    Thanks,
    Brent Dacus
    Just a regular guy from Tennessee

    CentOS 7 | DA | CB 2.0 | MariaDB 10.4 | PHP 7.2

    help me...it's HERE or Type "your issue your os directadmin" in google


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    Also don't forget to check https://help.directadmin.com/

    A lot of common issues/features are explained there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdacus01 View Post
    I am new to but I will start with... Happy reading ahead..


    3) oh good you found one.... LOL


    PS welcome to the fray... I mean the forum..
    that's unfair! I found more! I just didn't post them!

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismfz View Post
    that's unfair! I found more! I just didn't post them!

    Thank you!
    Good and welcome..
    Thanks,
    Brent Dacus
    Just a regular guy from Tennessee

    CentOS 7 | DA | CB 2.0 | MariaDB 10.4 | PHP 7.2

    help me...it's HERE or Type "your issue your os directadmin" in google


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