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Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by pstechnology, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. pstechnology

    pstechnology Guest

    I have 2 Plesk boxes with 1&1 in the UK (hosted in Germany i think). Anyway, one is running 7.5.4 and the other 8.01. The 8.01 box is new, and only has 2 domains on it at the moment.

    I have just received an invoice from 1&1 stating that my 8.01 box has transferred 4.7Gb of data in 1 month. If I look in Plesk, it states a grand total for the 2 domains at 17.85Mb.

    I have emailed 1&1 and am still awaiting a response, but their help system suggests that hacking attempts could account for high data transfer.

    Heres the question. I have configured my 1&1 Cisco firewall, I have checked my LogWatch emails and I cannot account where this large amount of data transfer is coming from. 1&1's policy is to slow down a server from 100Mb to 10Mb after 1Gb of data transfer.

    My 7.5.4 box is not suffering this problem.

    Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how best hide a server from hackers, and how to best lock down the security so that I do not keep suffering from this problem.

    My firewall is configured to allow ports : 80, 443, 25, 110, 143, 465, 993, 995, 8443, 21, 123, 53 and 22 (22 is allowed only from a particular IP address).

    Thank you.
  2. Who-m3

    Who-m3 Guest

    Currently, Plesk 8's traffic counting devices are not working properly. As mentioned in 1&1's FAQ, iptables -L -v |grep Chain will output your bw usage (Please note, this does include overall, not just for the past month). However, I do recommend you put into place a form of bandwidth monitoring beyond that of the Plesk control panel.