Webmail

Webmail merupakan email berasaskan laman sesawang atau dikenali sebagai ‘web-based email’ yang boleh dilayari melalui suatu program atau ‘browser’ seperti ‘Firefox’ yang dibangunkan oleh ‘Mozilla’ , ‘internet explorer oleh Microsoft atau ‘Chrome’ oleh Google. Ia boleh dilayari dari mana-mana saja selagi ada kemudahan internet melalui pautan masing-masing dengan memasukkan ID pengguna dan kata laluan. Ia juga tidak memerlukan aplikasi untuk memuat turun email.

Hotmail , yahoo mail, gmail adalah contoh terbaik ‘webmail’ percuma. Tetapi tidak sesuai dijadikan email perniagaan. Untuk itu, ia memerlukan domain sendiri dan hosting berbayar. Pautan webmail bagi hosting berbayar akan menggunakan nama domain sebagai pautan sendiri seperti berikut webmail.domainsendiri.com. Bagi yang mempunyai ‘hosting’ sendiri yang berbayar aplikasi popular seperti platform CPanel menawarkan 3 jenis antara muka yang berbeza seperti ‘Horde’ , Squirrelmail dan Roundcube.

  1. Horde
    Sesuai kepada pengguna yang inginkan fungsi lengkap dan paling menarik  ia memiliki ciri-ciri mesra kepada telefon pintar .
  2. RoundCube
    Kepada mereka yang menginginkan antaramuka yang cantik dan memiliki fungsi yang lengkap seperti horde.
  3. Squirrelmail
    Antaramuka yang mudah dan klasik. Tetapi ia hanya bertahan sehingga versi 78 dan kini versi 74. Pihak CPanel sedang mencari pengganti Squirrelmail

Bagi pengguna yang menggunakan platfom CPanel berpeluang menggunakan email client selain webmail seperti outlook atau thunderbird.  Ini akan dibincangkan pada episod yang akan datang

Faster DNS Query with 1.1.1.1

1.1.1.1 is the new public DNS resolver created by  Cloulflare and Apnic

Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest, fastest networks.
APNIC is a non-profit organization managing IP address allocation for the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions.

What is a DNS resolver?

When a user requests to visit a web application like facebook.com, the user’s computer needs to know what server to connect to so that it can load the application. Computers don’t initially have the necessary information to do this ”name to address” translation, so they ask a specialized server to do it for them.

This specialized server is called a DNS recursive resolver. The resolver’s job is to find the address for a given name, like 2400:cb00:2048:1::c629:d7a2 for cloudflare.com, and return it to the computer that asked for it.

How to Set Up on Your PC

  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  10. Click OK, then Close.
  11. Restart your browser.
  12. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers

For me I would like to mix 1.1.1.1 and Google’s 8.8.8.8  for better reliability, in the case my our ISP could not reach 1.1.1.1 (Clouldflare’s network)

1.1.1.1 Comparison with other resolvers

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Mynic Domains (.MY) New Selfcare Portal

Mynic – Malaysian registrar of .my domains has recently updated their domain control panel to enable user changing nameservers and contact info without using assigning contact code which was confusing for most.  The new selfcare portal is located at https://selfcare.ichoose.my/

If you need to access the old url in order to change invoicing party – Biller Code – Please login as Administrator of your domain name at
http://manage.mynic.my/ or  Domain Manager Panel

 

 

Mynic Selfcare Portal

 

Country Domain .MY Report August 2013

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Since May 2013, the number of active domain names dip below 2012 period.  The  high domain price contributed to the slow adoption of  .my country level extensions. For example domain name  yourname.my cost RM 120.00  –  three times higher than top level yourname.com. Other factors highlighted by by our customers is privacy protection.  .MY extension WHOIS  query is publicly available.  Many domain owners complained that they often  targeted with unsolicited email. Spammers often collect information from WHOIS from newly registered .my domains.  My extension domains also lack of DNS management interface. Top level domain providers often bundled this feature as complimentary or add on with minor charges.

Despite of the issues highlighted above, good names are still available for .my country domains. DataKL also can assist you to use your .my domains to help you to point to blogspot, Google Aps, tumbler and any other services without additional cost. It is advisable to use non primary email for domain registration if you are concern being a target of unsolicited email.  DataKL will inform you via text messaging service if your domain is about to expire.  DataKL also would offer assistance if you prefer to renew .my domain extensions and to appoint as billing invoicing party. Contact us is regards of .My domains.

 

Php upgrade 5.3.13

We have upgraded all Php versions to 5.3.13.

PHP 5.3.12/5.4.2 do not fix all variations of the CGI issues described in CVE-2012-1823. It has also come to our attention that some sites use an insecure cgiwrapper script to run PHP. These scripts will use $* instead of “$@” to pass parameters to php-cgi which causes a number of issues. Again, people using mod_php or php-fpm are not affected.

One way to address these CGI issues is to reject the request if the query string contains a ‘-‘ and no ‘=’. It can be done using Apache’s mod_rewrite like this:

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^[^=]*$
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} %2d|\- [NC]
    RewriteRule .? - [F,L]

Note that this will block otherwise safe requests like ?top-40 so if you have query parameters that look like that, adjust your regex accordingly.Another set of releases are planned for Tuesday, May, 8th. These releases will fix the CGI flaw and another CGI-related issue in apache_request_header (5.4 only).

 

Who will acquire Jaring?

JARING (Jaring Communications Sdn Bhd)  was the first ISP in Malaysia. Jaring core business are  Wired Broadband, Wireless Broadband, Telephony and Internet Data Center.  After turning down acquisition from TM and Time dot com a while back, Jaring is now up for sale.
The bidders are ;

Optinet Technology Sdn Bhd
Melaka ICT Holdings,
Ersatech Sdn Bhd,  and
Dignity First Sdn Bhd

Jaring is operated by 350 staffs and MOF is estimated to gain RM 50 million from the sale.

 

Copper Server Migration 19th May 2012

Copper Server Migration 19th May 2012

Server Migration | Data Center Consolidation

 

 

We would like to inform our customers – that we will migrate this server 202.190.176.101 (copper) to our main network in Telekom Malaysia VADS – Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
In order to have better response time in *Level 1 support, dual power source, higher network bandwidth and better connectivity, we plan to consolidate our servers to be housed   in Brickfields mainly.

Details  :
Current Server IP :  202.190.176.101
Server  Hostname :  Copper

New Server IP :  210.48.154.104
Current Location : Technology Park  – Jaring IDC
New Location : TM VADS, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Server  Shut down Time  : 19  May 2012 – 5.00PM
Estimated  Down Time  : 3 -5 hours

No action required on your part. No change of DNS required.
Please take note if you are using managed DNS service (No site detected in this server)
Cloudflare CDN service ( No Service detected in this server)
Please update the IP after or during server migration

Please contact support@datakl.com if you need more information.

*Level one Support – Server rebooting,  access  to server/data center  for troubleshooting  or maintenance

Who are in ROKSO list this year? The Register of Known Spam Operations

100 Known Spam Operations responsible for 80% of your spam.

80% of spam received by Internet users in North America and Europe can be traced via aliases, addresses, redirects, locations of servers, domains and dns setups, to a hard-core group of around 100 known spam operations, almost all of whom are listed in the ROKSO database.

Each spam operation, or “spam gang”, consists on average of between 1 to 5 spammers (giving an etimated total of 300-400 spammers).

The majority of the spammers on the ROKSO List operate illegally and move from network to network and country to country seeking out Internet Service Providers with poor security or known for not enforcing of anti-spam policies.

Many of these spam operations pretend to operate ‘offshore’. Those who don’t hide behind anonymity pretend to be small ‘ISPs’ themselves, claiming to their providers that the spam is being sent not by them but by non-existent ‘customers’. When caught, almost all use the age old tactic of lying to each ISP long enough to buy a few days or weeks more of spamming and when terminated simply move on to the next ISP already set up and wating.

Without further ado  jump over to Spamhaus

SMS Notification For Invoices / Domain Expiry

We are excited to announce that we have added new feature – SMS notification (one way) to inform our customers for pending invoices and domain renewal notification . Even though this feature still in beta phase, customers can opt in by logging in client area and add a mobile number including country code format and choose option”Yes” to receive this notification.  If you select “NO” the system will not send you automated reminder SMS.

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Email notification will still be functional or active. This service is free to help customer renew their account before domain reached expiry date. Expired domain will undergo DNS propagation and your web site will be online again after 6/8 hours.

Php Upgrade Rollout

We would like to inform our shared hosting customers we are currently pushing upgrade across all servers.We currently run PHP 5.2.17, but with PHP 5.4 and then PHP 6 on the horizon, we feel the time has come to upgrade. PHP 5.3 offers many useful new features, such as the new namespace language construct, as well as performance and security updates.

There have been a number of changes and new features in PHP 5.3, and it is possible that some older PHP scripts may break or encounter problems with the new version of PHP. Most major scripts should have been updated over the past couple of years to handle the differences in PHP 5.3. We would strongly recommend that users ensure their scripts are up-to-date.

If you’ve used Fantastico  to install scripts in the past, you should be able to use Fantastico application in cPanel to seamlessly upgrade your scripts to the latest version. We do recommend taking a backup first, though, in the unlikely event anything goes wrong. If you have any queries, concerns or problems regarding upgrading old scripts, please submit a support ticket.

Hopefully the upgrade should result in few problems, but we would encourage you to check your scripts are up-to-date before we proceed with the upgrade, to ensure minimal disruption in the event you are running older software.

Security Vulnerabilities Php 5.2.17