Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Tue Feb 9 15:59:30 UTC 2010

On February 8, 2010 01:53:22 pm Eric Petersen wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I have a web/ftp server loaded with FreeBSD. This was done a couple
> of years back. Since then the person or persons that did the original
> install have gone out of business and cannot be found.
> Currently I have an issue logging into the ftp. I hooked a monitor up
> to the server and I'm getting "filesystem full" errors and since I
> don't have a password to get in I cannot have it fixed by someone
> that knows UNIX. I have made numerous attempts to contact the person
> that installed on a personal level. But I'm getting the impression he
> has moved with no forwarding.
> I you have need for more information I will supply it. I just don't
> know where to start. Our company's ftp is down and doesn't look like
> it will return anytime soon with out further assistance.
> Thank you for your time and have a great day.
> --
> Eric Petersen
> Pre-Press Technician
> Anderson Brothers Printing Company
> 4525 41st Street
> Sioux City, Iowa 51108
> phone: 712.239.5555
> fax: 712.239.3322
> e-mail: ericp at
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If you have physical access to the server, just reboot it in single user mode, 
and change the password. You might need to forcibly power it off. It is all 
covered in the handbook. If you don't have physical access,  I think you may 
be out of luck...

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