Any way to stop a remote box gone crazy?

Rus Foster rghf at
Wed Jul 23 10:44:58 PDT 2003

On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 sedwards at wrote:

> Hello I have a remote machine running FreeBSD 4.8 that runs my internet
> radio station ( and it has gone wacky.  It
> will be several hours before anyone can get to it to reboot it.  I have a
> ssh login prompt that is still live, but anytime I try to execute a
> command I get either a Segmentation Fault or if I try to "su" I get an
> Abort trap.  If I try to ssh into it now I get:
> ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

OK can you run dmesg at all? I guess you can. Which shell are you running
as you might be able to use some of the builtin commands



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