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sshd Not Running | Moodle v2.4

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sshd Not Running | Moodle v2.4

Oh dear. My Moodle site is down and the students are in cahoots. dead


I was getting repeated error message emails sent (copied below). The server seems to have crashed. What's causing this?


Please could someone advise on what I should do? I've been in touch with the (dedicated) server hosters. They say they've rebooted the server, but I'm still being sent to the hoster's holding page. I can't log in to CPanel or WHM, my username and password no-longer work.


Error message looks as follows:

 Error Message 0213

With kind thanks.



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Re: sshd Not Running | Moodle v2.4
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Hi Francois

You must talk to your server administrators. It looks like they have mixed incompatible OpenSSH packages between CentOS and RHEL. Read this thread

That said, it is the SSH server daemon refusing to start. That shouldn't block Moodle which depends only on webserver (Apache) and the database server (MySQL).
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