I have a problem and any suggestions or direction on what I might do would be helpful.
I have a Centos 5.X Server with Direct Admin installed on it. I have a root user and password that worked and I was able to SSH in fine. Out of nowhere the password did not work/unable to login. So I had a KVM hooked up and I was able to login root locally over the KVM.
I have checked the basics.
Checked SSHD Config to allow root login and password authentication - Good
Restarted the SSHD - Came Back fine.
I created a wheel group user and tried to login and then su -, it will not let me login with the wheel group user either. I can get to the login prompt just fine just will not authenticate any user what so ever. I have even compared settings to other servers for the SSHD config.
But like I said locally logging in is no problem. Just no ssh ability to login and nothing seems out of place.
If anyone could provide me some suggestion on possible trouble shooting or checks that might be the issue it would be appreciated. Also no updates were done to the server that I am aware of. Just a reboot and a single user mode reset of password before this started.
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