How to diagnose server crashed.

Roger rnodal at
Fri Nov 27 20:05:45 UTC 2009

Hello all,

I'm running a dedicated server and today I was not able to ssh to it.
I contacted technical support and they reported to me that the machine
had frozen (they could not see anything on the screen neither type
So I was forced to do a hard reboot. Is there anything that I can do
to find out what happened?
I'm currently running 7.2-p4. I looked over some logs and the only
weird thing that I saw was a lot of:

"Limiting closed port RST response from xxx to xxx".

I'm only running a ssh server with minimal amount of software and
running the generic kernel.
I recently finished doing a re-installation so I do not have a
firewall in place yet.

Any tip or suggestions would be appreciated.


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