16 Oct 2012

cPanel Upgrade!

We’ve upgraded cPanel and WHM to the latest version, 11.34.  A full changelog can be found on cPanel’s website found here: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/1134ReleaseNotes

You will notice some large changes to the server’s backend. The most important changes are outlined below:
Security Improvements:
Security Tokens: Security Tokens are designed to protect cPanel & WHM from a common type of web vulnerability called XSRF. Once enabled, unique tokens will be included in the cPanel & WHM URLs which will completely prevent XSRF attacks.
SMTP Restrictions: This feature prevents users from bypassing the mail server to send mail, a common practice used by spammers. It will allow only the MTA, mailman, and root to connect to remote SMTP servers.
Secure Connections: All cPanel/WHM connections are now 100% secured via SSL. This ensures your data is secure.
Feature Improvements:
Email Archiving: Email Archiving allows you to store a copy of each message this server sends or receives. This feature provides a cPanel interface that allows users to control the archive type and retention period on a per domain basis.
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01 Jul 2012

cPanel/WHM Security Enhancement


We’re excited to inform you of a new security protocol that effects all cPanel/WHM users. Prior to yesterday, all cpanel users generally chose an unsecure port (2082, 2086, 2095, etc) to manage their websites, webmail, and reseller account. A collective decsison was made between the owner of Stream101 and the Operations Supervisor that now secures all cPanel related traffic. We’ve installed SSL certificates on all of our Hosting servers.

What do I have to do? Nothing!
Nothing that you do will change as all traffic will now automatically be routed over the secure pathway.  You will notice the Lock in the corner of your browser indicating that you are now secure.

As our streaming customers may recall, with our last upgrade to the streaming service control panel, we have also made that area secure. It is just another step that we are taking to ensure your security and privacy are the highest priority!

Have a great & safe 4th of July Holiday!

Stream101 Staff

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01 Jul 2012

Network Maintenance Notice

You are receiving this message regarding an important maintenance window scheduled for 07 June 2012 (all times US eastern).

Event Type: Network Upgrade

Start Time: 2012-06-07 01:00 (1am)

End Time: 2012-06-07 02:00 (2am)

Client Affecting: Yes

Event Summary: The purpose of this maintenance is to enable Access Control Lists (ACLs) on border routers to protect the overall network from (D)DoS attacks. Upon application of the ACL, existing sessions must be dropped and new sessions established. There may be limited client impact including temporarily increased latency and momentary packet loss at times throughout the maintenance window. PLEASE NOTE: Nothing will be completely offline, and the maximum expected impact should last under five (5) minutes per router.

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25 Jan 2012

Facilities Upgrade Announcement

Stream101 Customers

As part of strategic facilities improvement initiatives, we have partnered with world-renowned datacenter specialists DuPont Fabros Technology (http://www.dft.com/data-centers) and we are pleased to announce that production operations are underway in Piscataway, New Jersey. Power and environmental control subsystems are N+2 which qualifies this as a true Tier 4 facility in accordance with ANSI/TIA-942 and which allows us to offer even better service to our existing and future clients.  Additionally, this datacenter was designed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards to ensure efficiency and sustainability.

Your hosting solution will soon reside in one of the newest, most sophisticated and efficient datacenter facilities available in the New York Metro area.

To take full advantage of this upgrade, we will be physically relocating select solutions in the coming weeks and this includes yours. We will distribute individual notices which will include specific scheduling information and other details in the days ahead. Our goal is to minimize service impact during these activities and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact us via support ticket.

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