It turns out the answer was IPTables. Before that it was the
rDate command that was necessary to fix it, but my IPTables was blocking the connections.
To temporarily disable your firewall do this.
iptables-save > /root/current.ipt iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT; iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -F INPUT; iptables -F OUTPUT ping -c 3 google.com iptables-restore < /root/current.ipt rm -f /root/current.ipt
The first command saves a copy of your firewall settings. The next 2 commands make it so all input/output are allowed (for outgoing and incoming connections) Finally test by pinging the ip address that was giving the issue for cPanel in your log file.
If it works that means the update license command will work.
and you are good to go.
You can restore back your rules by using the last 2 commands if you want:
iptables-restore < /root/current.ipt rm -f /root/current.ipt
Be warned that you will be blocked again, unless you fix the firewall.