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Old 12th October 2007, 12:00
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The ISPConfig user (admispconfig) can not modify /etc/passwd and I dont think that your server has been hacked through ISPConfig. You should use a rescue cd to start the server, mount the harddisk and have a look at /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow and check if the yare correupted, also check the syslog and auth.log what caused your SSH connection to fail. There are may other possible reasons, e.g. a full harddisk partition that has the same symptoms that you described.
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