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jekillen jekillen at
Tue Mar 11 03:46:45 UTC 2008

I have unsubscribed form this list but have an emergency and need some
suggestions, that are not covered in the manuals or Absolute FreeBSD.


I have had a machine running with the same root password for some 3 
There was a power failure tonight and when I rebooted the machine I 
I was unable to log in as root. No one other than me uses the machine, 
it does run several internet servers, Apache, named, postfix. I doubt 
that it
has been compromised to that degree over the network because I have
tcp wrappers blocking ftp and ssh access and have telnet disabled. I
have it shut down now incase that is the situation (someone was able to
change or corrupt the root password) But it appears that it somehow has
just gotten corrupted so it won't work. Is that possible.
The long and short is I want to avoid having to re install the system 
software. I do not have Apache and Postfix starting automatically at 
Thanks in advance;
Jeff K 

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