My system has become severly disabled. Theses are the things that I changed since the last time it worked correctly:
1. My boss wanted to have root access via telnet, so I added the
lines pts/[0-10] to /etc/securetty.
2. I was also told to enable root access via ftp, so I added the
lines access-uid root and access-gid root to /etc/ftpaccess,
then I commented the root entry in /etc/ftpusers
3. Transferred some file from one linux machine to another using
scp. There were some warning and error messages, but the
transfer was successful.
Later in the day I started getting complaints about not being able to login as root via telnet and ftp. Ftp and telnet had been working fine after I made the configuration changes.
After examining all the files I editted, I decided to reboot the machine. During boot up the same warning messages that I saw
when I transferred the files using scp were displayed. Also, sshd
and xinetd failed. I was not able to login as root, even from the local console. However, I am able to login in as a regular user.
By the way, my xwindow doesn't work either. Now I get a text login. I am assuming that is because xinetd isn't working.
I would appreciate any help the forum could provide.