How to enable SSHd on LinkSys wrt54gl

LinkSys wrt54gl Router provides few ways how to setup and administrate it.

- web interface (http://your-router-ip)

- telnet (Run > CMD > telnet your-route-ip > root > root_pass)

- ssh (by default this feature is disabled)

So to enable this feature download DD-WRT firmware be sure that you download Standard Generic firmware.

After that install it (from web interface Administration > Firmware Upgrade)

!!!!NOTE Please make back up of your curent configuration and backup of you previous firmware!!!!!

After successful installation go to Services > services and enable SSHd

Now you will be able to connect to router via ssh


Removing stored passwords in Windows XP

The Problem

Users have stored user ID and password information on their computer. When visiting a site, the stored IDs and passwords grant access without the user having to reenter information.

The Solution

1.      Click Start and select Run.

2.      Type in rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr and click OK.

3.      The Stored User Names And Passwords Window will appear.

4.      You can remove an entry by selecting it from the list and clicking Remove.

5.      Click Close.


How To - Reset administrator username and password in SmarterMail

How To - Reset administrator username and password in SmarterMail

Applies to: SmarterMail (all versions)

To reset the primary administrator login and password in SmarterMail, follow the instructions below:

1. Stop the SmarterMail Service
2. Open Windows Explorer (My Computer)
3. Go to C:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail (or wherever you installed SmarterMail)
4. Open the Service subdirectory
5. Make a backup copy of the file MailConfig.xml
6. Right-click on MailConfig.xml and choose Open With -> Notepad
7. Find the section that looks like this:
** System Admin ***************************
** To reset admin password, delete these items **
** and then restart the SmarterMail Service. **
< sysadminusername> ... < / sysadminusername>
< sysadminpassword> ... < / sysadminpassword>
8. Delete those lines and save the file
9. Start the SmarterMail Service

You should now be able to log in to SmarterMail by using the following:

Email: admin
Password: admin


Changing MySQL Root Password

Changing MySQL Root Password

1. Login as root to the box with the MySQL server.
2. Stop MySQL server.
3. Open the mysql server startup script. This is the file you have just executed to stop MySQL server.
4. Find the line that contains the mysqld_safe command and add --skip-grant-tables as its parameter.
5. Start MySQL server.
6. Login as the mysql user and connect to the mysql user/permission database and run the update queries:
# mysql -u root mysql
mysql> UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('newrootpassword') WHERE User='root';
replacing newrootpassword with the new root password to the box with the MySQL server.
7. Exit mysql database by typing \q.
8. Exit mysql user console by typing exit
9. Stop MySQL server.
10. Open the mysql server startup script and remove the --skip-grant-tables parameter you added above.
11. Start MySQL server.
12. Open the file ~mysql/.my.cnf and update the password in the corresponding line.


Helm 4.0.x upgrade to 4.1.x

there is some additional information to this topic: http://forums.webhostautomation.com/showthread.php?p=182350#post182350

Upgrade Instructions
4.0.x to 4.1.1 Upgrade

  1. The upgrade to Parallels Helm 4.1.1 requires a valid license with Upgrade Protection, or, in terms of Parallels licensing, a license that provides Software Update Service (SUS) which entitles you to version upgrade licenses throughout the life of your SUS. Read more about SUS: http://www.parallels.com/en/support/sus.
    You can validate your license by going to the Parallels Helm member area: http://www.webhostautomation.com/members.
    If you have a license without SUS, go to http://www.parallels.com/store/support/helm/ and reinstate your license. Otherwise, you will not be able to upgrade to Parallels Helm 4.1.1
  2. Download the Parallels Helm 4.0 to 4.1.1 Upgrade Tool from the following location: http://helm.download.webhostautomati...pgradeTool.exe.
  3. Run the tool and follow its instructions.


First of all make sure that you have .net framework sp2 installed (for all versions) and your Helm is running. If no http://kb.parallels.com/en/5996 you should patch your helm, and re run helm upgrade

Second you should have ready to upgrade licenses for all your servers (SUS)

If you are ready you can run upgrade tool. Usually upgrade procedure takes about 30-40 mins.