On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 2:59 AM, John Almberg <jalmb...@identry.com> wrote:
> Blast... my beautiful FreeBSD servers were rudely switched off when my data
> had a power outage a couple hours ago. They restored power about 30 minutes
> later, and one box came up no problem.
> The other has a login prompt on the serial console, but my login does not
> work. I get a "Login incorrect" message, even though the username/password
> is correct.

Can you log in as *any* user?  Even root login fails?

> When I try to SSH into the box, I get this (server name changed):
> $ ssh u...@example.com -p 48420
> ssh: connect to host example.com port 48420: Connection refused
> In other words, I seem to be locked out.
> I don't want to do anything drastic without having a good idea what I'm
> doing. Any suggestions, much appreciated.

What was the previous (estimated) uptime on the machine?  In other
words, did you change something and not/forget to restart the service?
 Have you tried ssh-ing to port 22 to see if the setting was changed
back to default?

Are there any other services on this box?  If so, are they running?

Glen Barber
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