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Old 05-06-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Remote server, unable to SSH anymore

Well I've got a Virtual Server and this is the first time I've used linux for more than 10 minutes. I had been trying to figure out how to get the FTP server working (since their FAQ's answer to it wasn't very good and even following it exactly didn't work), in the process I believe I managed to prevent myself from logging in by SSH, I assume by setting /etc/hosts.deny to ALL: ALL or something similar. So I can't get in to change the file back, all I have access to right now is plesk, and I don't think I can replace the file from there (it doesn't show up in the file manager and attempting to create a new blank file of the same name gives an error).

After I submitted a trouble ticket they emailed me back saying since it's outside of their normal support scope they'd have to charge me $50 to go in and change that one file's contents... and if I'm wrong I'm out $50 and still can't access the server.

Any ideas?

This is on Redhat 9.0 I believe, software on it after setup is as follows:
The following software is installed on your virtual dedicated server after setup:

OS Kernel:
Linux kernel 2.4.20

Remote Access Services:
openSSH 3.5

E-Mail services:
sendmail 8.12.8

Development Languages/environments:
GCC (C, C++, Objc, GCJ) 3.2.2
Perl 5.8.0
Php 4.2.2

Database and directory services:
MySQL 3.23.58

Windows file sharing and integration services:
Samba 2.2.7

DNS services:
BIND 9.2.1

FTP services:

Web servers and components:
Apache 2.0.40
Mod_ssl 2.0.40
Mod_perl 1.99

Control Panel:
Plesk 7.5 Reloaded (for 1 domain)

Last edited by Keiser; 05-06-2005 at 09:38 PM.
Old 05-06-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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If you did edit the file to ALL:ALL your surely kicked yourself out of the server via SSH.
I think that if your take a look at this you will find valuable help.
It seems to me that to put down the $50.00 is the only way out.

Hope this helps.



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