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I use denyhosts for security. Been great for months, but today my butterfingers have managed to lock myself out of the server.
The denyhosts FAQ lists ways to edit the files to erase your IP, but...I'm locked out, so how can I edit the files?
1. Boot into single user mode
(This is my root password)
2. Delete /etc/deny.hosts
3. Reboot server
Best to have them delete the whole configuration, rather than try to get it edited. Much better chance of it working first time and keeping your bill down.
* If it is just YOUR IP that is denied... go and use someone else's connection... a friend, or the IP at an internet cafe (just change your PW when you get home)