[SOLVED]CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

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[SOLVED]CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby jeepman32 » 2011/12/21 10:41:33

Well firstly I am not brilliant with either of these softwares but,
When I open putty, I type in 'root' as the login and I put in the password and after that it says Access Denied.
I first tried to go onto putty to see what was going on because the Minecraft server running smoothly on it crashed unexpectedly.
I tried already:
Rebooting
Changing the password using that and then back again

P.S. I do not have access to the physical server machine.
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Re: CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby TrevorH » 2011/12/21 12:14:48

Depending on who set the server up and how security conscious they were, it's possible to stop root from logging in altogether or to stop it from logging in except using an ssh public key. Linux usernames and passwords are also case sensitive so 'Password' is not the same as 'passWord'.

Do you have a different userid to attempt to logon with? Some people will lock root out of direct logins and so you logon as yourself and then use the 'su -' or 'sudo su -' commands to become root afterwards.
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Re: CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby jeepman32 » 2011/12/21 13:28:42

Thanks so much, I have been pasting the password so that is ok but I will use the -su commands provided.
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Re: CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby jeepman32 » 2011/12/21 16:58:23

-su or any other commands give a 'no job control in this shell' when used correctly.
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Re: CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby jeepman32 » 2011/12/21 18:21:53

NVM. Please delete the topic admins!
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[SOLVED]CentOS Has blocked me out I think.

Postby pschaff » 2011/12/22 02:57:57

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