Tips for fixing common problems….-I can’t connect to DirectAdmin on port 2222 –If you are unable to access your server via http://184.108.40.206:2222, then 1 of 3 things is likely happening:
1. DirectAdmin may not be running or
2. You have a firewall blocking port 2222.
The Number 2 is easy to be check by simply running (only on redhat systems):
/sbin/service iptables stop
/sbin/chkconfig iptables off
Then try and test directadmin again.
If you did not fix it, then you must need to check your /var/log/directadmin/error.log to check for any errors as to why it is not starting:
Common problems are:
3. Incorrect ethernet_dev tune in the /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf file.
4. Invalid license, either due to wrong uid/lid, IP, or the date. Try: Updating your DirectAdmin License manually
5. Your IP is blacklisted in /usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist. This is controlling by the “brute force login detection” in Admin Settings. Use a setting no lower than 10, since even loading the login page counts as 1 failing attempt.
6. The Binaries are for a different operating system.
Now You can always try running DirectAdmin by handy (if it is not already running) to see what the problem is.
to start it in the terminal with debug level 200. Use Ctrl-C to stop.
7. If the DirectAdmin is running, is bound to port 2222, but does not respond on “127.0.0.1”, but does respond on “::1”, then it’s an IPv6 issue.
CentOS 7 using a different method of firewall control.
To shut it off completely, type:
systemctl disable firewalld
systemctl stop firewalld
To just open port 2222, reported:
firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-port=2222/tcp
When compiling vm-pop3d: error: `UINT16_MAX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
To compile vm-pop3d: (use –prefix=/usr on Linux)
tar xvzf da_vm-pop3d-1.1.7f.tar.gz
If there you get it:
Then edit the config.h, and add:
#define UINT16_MAX 65535
and type make, make install again.
The task.queue is not being processed
1) check for /usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue
It should be delete every minute. If it is then exists, check it’s contents. If there are more than just 1 or 2 lines, then the dataskq is not running.
2) check /var/log/cron (/var/log/syslog on Debian). See if the dataskq is running every minute (logged every minute). If even not, try running
chmod 644 /etc/cron.d/directadmin_cron
/sbin/service crond restart
3) make sure crond is running (“cron” on FreeBSD):
ps ax | grep cron
4) try restarting cron: /sbin/service crond restart. Check /var/log/cron and /var/log/messages for possible problems with the /etc/cron.d/directadmin_cron file (/etc/crontab on FreeBSD).
If there you do not have crond (rpm based systems) then type:
yum -y install vixie-cron cronie
service crond start
chkconfig crond on
5) If there all of the above checkout but the task.queue is still not being processed, then try running it manually: