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Old 10-03-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question System Crash???


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.
Old 10-03-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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One way to solve the problem is to boot a rescue CD, mount the / partition, and reverse the changes that you made.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 10-04-2003, 09:31 AM   #3
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Have you checked the filesystem size?

Maybe / is full or something...


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