Backup Server

“eh.. how come your website down ? have been suspended ?” .. ahaha..

“err…dun know..” .. kind of the shameful conversation after all…

then i’ve decided to get some backup server for that kind of situation..
to do that.. is quite simple.
let’s say we have some other hosting with different domain at some other server..
the issue is not all webhosting is using directadmin.. which we can simply add another domain.. to be managed.
if it about the full thing support for the whole domain.. it is quite simple.. add another addons domain or can parked domain also.
But .. what if .. i want just to have one sub-domain to be hosted to somewhere else?
if direct admin.. it would not stop the setup if something not set yet in the nameserver.. and it also dun even care if it a subdomain or the main domain..

Bwith cpanel.. it is quite tricky..
.. all you have to do is add a CNAME record with your desired sub-domain.. pointing to main domain
that you’re hosting it..

let say the back-up server is with something.net .. and you subdomain.. something like www2.mydon.net
so just add a CNAME www2.mydon.net with value as something.net
then after about few hour.. login into cpanel of the something.net add a addons domain..
www2.mydon.net
… it will check the nameserver for www2.mydon.net.. and if it is have been propagate correctly ….
then you should seen a successful message.. You may also specify that to be which folder of something.net as well.
also the ftp login… pass and so on later..

the example of successful implementation of this can be seen as at http://www1.namran.net which is hosted to somewhere else..
complete different from this primary server..

Credit goes to schocher.net for the space.. and access. ~!!


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  1. dotsha says:

    The problem is:

    1) Most aunty and uncle types will never know how to log into their router and disable it. Not entirely a big problem as they are okay with the default settings, BUT …

    2) … At that time, TM set a standard “admin123” (not exact word) password, i.e. standard easy-to-guess password on all router.

    So the big hoo haa is not that TM can remote admin your router, the big hoo haa is that someone else can remote admin your router.

    For router, the impact is not so significant, worse case they can get into your personal data and copy out.

    But let’s say similar situation exists with the phone VOIP/SIP setup. So if someone “borrows” your account and makes IDD calls … and billed to you, you would not be quiet …

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  2. dotsha says:

    ALSO … it turned out later that whether the password is standard and simple, or unique and complicated makes no difference.

    There’s a bug in the firmware of that router that lets someone remotely download the settings without having to provide an administrator id and password! 😎

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  3. namran says:

    haha.. that’s make sense to either replace this DLink DIR-615 or change it to support use custom router instead.

    However , TM had disabled it from the menu by now.
    plain locked up ? was thinking is it worth to re-flash with original firmware or not just because some script inside /www/bsc_wan.php got commented out?

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  4. dotsha says:

    I think original dlink firmware doesn’t have the pppoe over vlan support. this I’ve custom done for tm.

    And so far if you flash it with dd-wrt, tv stops working.

    the other way is to set it to bridged mode + vlan tagging, and use back your old router. or is that the option tm disabled?

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  5. dotsha says:

    I think original dlink firmware doesn’t have the pppoe over vlan support. this is custom done for tm.

    And so far if you flash it with dd-wrt, tv stops working.

    the other way is to set it to bridged mode + vlan tagging, and use back your old router. or is that the option tm disabled?

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  6. WeeMeng says:

    Anyone can let me know what is the user and password to login to my Dlink .

    and would like to know anyone have try to set up wifi router ? ( i am thinking to use my 3Com router instead of this DLink )

    Thanks
    WM

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